Muslims Make A Official Declaration That They Will Invade The Vatican

By Theodore Shoebat

Muslims made an official declaration that they will invade the Vatican. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, made the statement, saying:

So take up arms, take up arms, O soldiers of the Islamic State! And fight, fight… So raise your ambitions, O soldiers of the Islamic State! For your brothers all over the world are waiting for your rescue, and are anticipating your brigades. …The time has come for you to free yourself from the shackles of weakness, and stand in the face of tyranny, against the treacherous rulers – the agents of the crusaders and the atheists, and the guards of the Jews … Rush O Muslims to your state. Yes, it is your state. Rush, because Syria is not for the Syrians, and Iraq is not for the Iraqis. The earth is Allah’s… This is my advice to you. If you hold to it, you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills

The Muslims want to invade Rome because they see the Catholics as “the agents of the crusaders”, because the Muslims have not forgotten history, how the Catholics in the Middle Ages took up their Cross, and their swords, to destroy the Islamic heretics.

Muhammad founded his cult for the purpose of destroying the Catholic Church, and the day will come when the Muslims will attempt to invade the Vatican.

I have written a very detailed article on how the Muslims will try to invade the Vatican, and for the purpose of education, I will post it hear again…

I remember a few years ago spending time with an Evangelical friend of mine. Within our conversation, somehow, the subject of the Crusades came up. Of course, I defended the Crusades, explaining that they were fighting off Islamic invaders in the Middle East. He, on the other hand, vehemently condemned the Crusaders as evil and barbarous people. I asked him, “Who would you rather win, the Muslims or the Crusaders?” He said, with a tone of vitriol, “It doesn’t matter, they are both the same! I would not care at all if the Muslims invaded the Vatican, the Catholics are just as evil.”

This is the predicament that we are in. While the Vatican is hated as the Harlot of Babylon, the Muslims are currently conspiring to take over and destroy Rome. And many would not have a problem with this.

The Muslims will invade Rome in the near future. Why would they try such a seemingly useless endeavor? Because when Muhammad founded his cult, there were two cities that he aspired for the Muslims to conquer: Rome and Constantinople.

The desire to invade Rome is still throbbing like a beating heart; it is alive and remains vibrant like a torrent within the very soul of the Muslim world. Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most influential Sunni scholar today, made the prediction in 2002 that the Muslims will soon rise and invade Rome, making references to the declaration of Muhammad himself:

He [Muhammad] answered: “The city of Hirqil [Emperor Heraclius, that is, Constantinople] will be conquered first” … Romiyya is the city called today Rome, the capital of Italy. The city of Hirquil was conquered by the young 23-year old Ottoman [sultan] Muhammad bin Morad, known in history as Mohammad the Conquerer, in 1453 [CE]. The other city, Romiyya, remains, and we hope and believe [that it too will be conquered]. This means that Islam will return to Europe as a conquerer and victor, after being expelled from its twice-once from the South, from Adalusia, and a second time from the East, when it knocked several times on the door of Athens.

In the year 1453, the raging Ottoman Empire flooded the city of Constantinople, creating a flood of human gore and countless pools of warm thick blood. It was one of the saddest events in Christian history, and the cries of those slain still echo from the vault’s of mighty Heaven. But such an invasion of the heathen has not stopped; the savages have merely delayed their warpath for the purpose of deciet, and within their conspiring minds is the envisioning of a certain city under their subjugation. It is Rome. Rome, after Jerusalem, is the city that the Muslims have been bent on conquering since the founding of their religion.

Within the entire span of their existence, from Muhammad until now, the Muslims have attempted to conquer Rome seven times, and in each time their attempts were found to be in vain. In the earlier Islamic invasions of the ninth century, Pope Gregory IV protected Ostia, a suburb of Rome, from the Muslim attacks by fortifying it “with higher walls, and with gates and crenellations and trap-doors, and on top he arranged catapults with noble artfulness to fight off the enemy if necessary.” (Liber Pontificalis, 103: Gregory IV, 39, trans. Raymond Davis)

Pope Gregory Iv

Pope Gregory Iv

At one point they tried to invade Rome when it was under the pontificate of Sergius II. The Muslims reached the Church of St. Paul, only to be crushed by resilient Italian Catholics. When the Muslims were about to enter Montecassino, southeast of Rome, monks begged God for mercy with prayer and ashes on their foreheads. Right before the Muslims gained entry, a storm struck and the floodwaters flowing through the Garigliano River blocked the barbarians. The Muslims made a truce, Pope Sergius II accepted, and the enemy departed. (See the commentary of Raymond Davis on the Liber Pontificalis, 104: Sergius II, n. 92)

Pope Gregory II

Pope Gregory II

But out of all the battles the saints fought to defend Rome, the most sublime and epic of them was the Battle of Ostia in 849 AD. The Muslims sacked Rome, pillaged and plundered the Churches of St. Peter and St. Paul. When they entered the tomb of Peter they stripped away a silver altar, and overran Saint Peter’s church in the name of Allah and for their hatred of the Gospel.

Pope Leo IV arose as the defender of the city. When he first became pontificate he consecrated entire days to prayer and religious processions to render hope unto the people and to kindle the fire of Christian zeal after it had been extinguished by the Islamic barbarians. He had the city’s walls repaired; fifteen towers were built or renewed, and he iron chain was drawn across the Tiber river to hinder any enemy naval ships from sailing into Italy.

Pope Leo IV

Pope Leo IV

Before the Muslims returned to Rome Leo made a prayer that transcended time and space, that the God who had protected St. Peter and St. Paul on the confounding waves of the sea would fortify the hands of his warriors who were about to fight the enemies of Christ. Before the battle, Leo IV gazed up to Heaven, and with with soul rooted into eternity, his flaming heart throbbing with the utmost of zeal, his mind interconnected to the most learned of expositions, he proclaimed:

O God, who didst confer on thy apostle Peter the keys of the kingdom of heaven and didst grant him the pontificate of binding and loosing, grant that by the help of his intercession we may be delivered from the bonds of our sins; and cause that this city which we have newly founded with thy assistance may ever remain safe from thy wrath and have new and manifold triumphs over the enemy on whose account it has been constructed; through [our Lord Jesus Christ]. (Liber Pontificalis, 105: Leo IV, 73, trans. Raymond Davis)

This prayer offends many, I know. But this is what the ancient Christians believed in, and this is how they prayed (and for those who say that Leo IV is not a Christian or a saint, and that the Catholic Church is a false church, please provide one thing: evidence and documentation for the true Christians in the time of Leo IV).

Moments before the heat of valor and arms commenced, the Muslims declared their savage prayer to their false god, and advanced for a naval attack. The Christians made ready their galleys of war, and headed toward the Muslim ships. Then all of a sudden, as the unpredictable spark of destiny manifested its majestic flame, a powerful wind came upon the seas, and the roaring waves collided right into the Muslim ships. The enemy was dashed to pieces on the sharp and soulless rocks, and those who survived shipwreck received no quarter from the pursuing Italian Christians.

The Christians take the victory in the Battle of Ostia

The Christians take the victory in the Battle of Ostia

The Islamic world does not forget such defeats, and the hope of victory, to take what they almost conquered, has been forever in their infernal minds. Yunis Al Astal, a popular cleric for Hamas and a scholar on Islamic law, once stated in a speech:

Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesied by our prophet Muhammad. Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam, and has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine, in order to prevent the reawakening of Islam – this capital of theirs will be an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread through Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, and even Eastern Europe.

Here is the video if you wish to watch the actual speech:

Al Astal believes that the conquest of Rome will be not just a Islamic advancement, but a strategic point from which the Muslim warriors will expand into the rest of Europe and eventually into the Americas.

Another example is Egyptian cleric Salem Abu Al-Futouh, who said in 2011:

The Prophet Muhammad told us that Islam would spread. He told us about the Islamic conquest of Constantinople – Turkey of today – and indeed, it was conquered. He also told us about the conquest of Rome, which is Italy. People find this strange. “How can we conquer Italy?” they say. “We are too weak.” You should consider the number of Muslims in that great Christian center – another person converts to Islam every day. Check on the Internet how many people want to convert to Islam in the very heart of that papal center of Christianity, on their own turf.

Kamil Zarouq, a sheikh in Tunisia, also made the emphatic announcement that the Muslims will conquer Rome:

The prophet Muhammad said: “Rome shall be conquered.” Rome will be conquered in our days. This is the age of the Muslims.

This belief in the future conquest of Rome is not some dream or superficial idea Muslims say in passing, but a universal goal that all Muslims, both layman and scholar, aspire to fulfill. Rome is not just another place the Muslims want to take over (they want to rule the whole world), but a specific region that was desired by the founder of Islam himself, Muhammad. This cannot go ignored. There were three cities Muhammad wanted under Islamic rule: Jerusalem, Rome, and Constantinople. Why? Because these are the three heads of Christendom.

It was from Jerusalem where the Church received, in the words of Pope Sylvester II, “the oracles of the prophets, the manifestations of the patriarchs”. It is in Jerusalem where “the clear lights of the world, the apostles, made their appearance; here it [the world] discovered the faith of Christ” (The Letters of Gerbert, Letter 36, trans. Harriet Pratt Lattin).

jerusalem

It is Constantinople that was built by Constantine, to be a city “without any temple of image of the demons.” (City of God, 5.25). And so with such a founding, and such a spiritual foundation, the devil would have his eyes to take it for his dominion.

And why would the devil seek the destruction of Rome? Such a metropolis has been concluded by numerous theologians to be the Great Whore of Babylon, the city of Antichrist. Why would Satan bother with such a place, why would his followers be so filled with vitriol against Rome if it truly was the mother of all false religions, including their own?

Satan hates Rome because it is a city whose church is beloved by God and destined to be saints. I do not say this from my own authority, but from the blessed Apostle Paul, who wrote these words to the Church of Rome:

To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:7)

When reading these words, we must keep in mind that St. Paul is writing to the Church of Rome, that is, the Roman Catholic Church. For those who affirm that I am wrong, I ask you kindly, if Romans is not being written to the Roman Catholic Church, then which church is it being written to? And where today can I find this church?

You cannot find it, and you never will, no matter how hard you try. But if you would like to take up the challenge, then I would gladly see your findings. In antiquity, the primacy of the Roman Church was established as the head of the churches. This was not an invention of Constantine. Tertullian, one of the oldest and most ancient authorities of Christianity, declared the primacy of the Roman Church. I will let his words speak for themselves:

Since, moreover, you are close upon Italy, you have Rome, from which there comes even into our own hands the authority (of apostles themselves). How happy is its church, on which apostles poured forth all their doctrine along with their blood! where Peter endures a passion like his Lord’s! where Paul wins his crown in a death like John’s! where the Apostle John was first plunged, unhurt, into boiling oil, and thence remitted to his island-exile! See what she has learned, what taught, what fellowship has had even (our) churches in Africa! One Lord God does she acknowledge, the Creator of the universe, and Christ Jesus (born) of the Virgin Mary, the Son of God the Creator; and the Resurrection of the flesh; the law and the prophets she unites in one volume with the writings of evangelists and apostles, from which she drinks her faith. This she seals with the water (of baptism), arrays with the Holy Ghost, feeds with the Eucharist, cheers with martyrdom, and against such a discipline thus (maintained) she admits no gainsayer. This is the discipline which I no longer say foretold that heresies should come, but from which they proceeded. However, they were not from her, because they were opposed to her.(Tertullian, On the Prescription Against Heretics, ch. xxxvi, trans. Rev. Peter Holmes)

There are a number of points that are beneficial for our current discourse. Notice how Tertullian writes that it was the Roman Church that united the “law and the prophets” “in one volume with the writings of evangelists and apostles”, meaning that it was the Roman Church that put together the New and the Old Testaments in one compilation. Such an advancing action would, no doubt, provoke the devil to hate it, and hence, use the Muslims to destroy it. Since St. Paul wrote a letter to the Church of Rome, that means it was founded by God. Why, then, would God desire the Church of Rome to be destroyed by Muslims? Only the devil would desire such a thing.

The significance of the Roman Church in regards to the Christian Faith was first mentioned, not by any Church Father, but by Saint Paul. In his letter to the Romans he wrote:

First , I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. (Romans 1:8)

Take notice to whom St. Paul is writing this: the Roman Christians of the Roman Church. Thus when he says “I thank God through Jesus Christ for you all,” by “you” he means the Roman Christians, so he therefore is writing to a specific group and not to a general one. Thus, when he writes “your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world”, he is speaking of the faith as taught through the Roman Church, into which the Apostles “poured forth all their doctrine”, as Tertullian says, and the faith of which was “spoken of throughout the whole world”.

It is for this reason why St. Paul expresses such immense gratitude to the Roman Church with these words: “I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all” (Romans 1:8).

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Also, one cannot ignore the fact that no where in the epistles of St. Paul do we find the faith of a particular church praised as being “spoken of throughout the whole world”. It is only to the Roman Church that St. Paul gives this very significant description.

When the last Islamic confederacy configures itself, led by Turkey’s revived Ottoman Empire and its leader, the Antichrist, the Muslims will invade Rome, but just like their predecessors, they will fail. They will not succeed because Paul said, “To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints”. There is a divine plan for Rome, and this great destiny will prevent the Muslims, as it always has, from conquering the city.

The Italians are prophesied by God to be one of the enemies of the Antichrist. The prophet Daniel foretold:

For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. (Daniel 11:30)

Chittim is located in Cyprus, and also encompasses the rest of Greece and the whole of Italy. For Josephus, in his own words, describes Chittim as

Cyprus: and from that it is that all islands, and the greatest part of the seacoasts, are named Cethim by the Hebrews (Antiquities, 1.6.1, trans. William Whiston)

From this we know that Josephus saw Chittim with a twofold significance, in that while it is Cyprus it comprises also mainland Greece and Italy, as we learn from Rawlinson (The Origin of Nations, part 2, ch. 2, pp. 185-186). Moreover, in far antiquity, as we learn from the ancient historian Justin, Italy was called Greater Greece, or Magna Graecia (Justin, 20.2). Therefore, Italy, through an ancient lens, can be viewed as a part of Greece, and therefore constitutes as Chittim.

Italian and Spanish ships fight the Turks in the Battle of Lepanto

Italian and Spanish ships fight the Turks in the Battle of Lepanto

There is significance in the Bible’s mentioning of Chittim as an enemy of the Antichrist. God says that He “will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations” (Ezekiel 28:7), and “seven shepherds, and eight principal men” (Micah 5:5) against the Antichrist. While God makes known that He will raise countries against the Antichrist, the only specific countries He mentions are those comprising Chittim, that is, Cyprus, Greece, and Italy. This is not to say that these will be the only countries (America will definitely be involved), but that these are the only ones mentioned specifically.

We also believe that Spain will be involved in warring against the Antichrist; my father, Walid Shoebat, has always interpreted Chittim to consisting of Spain.

Therefore, the Christians of Italy who will one day fight against the revived Islamic Ottoman Empire, will be those who are, in the words of St. Paul, “called to be saints”.

In the greatest naval battle of Christendom, the Battle of Lepanto, the Spaniards and the Italians allied together in what was called a holy alliance, and fought and crushed the Ottoman galleys. The Italian poet Giovanni Baptista Arucci wrote of this alliance between Italy and Spain to war against the Turks (who he refers to as the Thracians):

You have only to make the peoples of Italy and Spain strike a holy alliance. Let this be your labor, daughter: to join kings together, mind with mind, and spirit with spirit. In this way let Rome unite with Spain and the rich Republic of Venice against the Thracian [Turkish] Tyrant. (Giovanni Baptista Arucci, The Victory at Naupactus, 60-64, ed. & trans. Elizabeth R. Wright, Sarah Spence, and Andrew Lemons, The Battle of Lepanto, I Tatti Renaissance Library)

After Lepanto, the Church of Rome was esteemed as the glorious victor, destined by God to have victory over the Muslims. An anonymous poet, after the battle, wrote a poem in praise of Rome called One hundred verses: to the City, in which he exclaimed:

Glorious Rome, those wretched men [the Muslims] you now see passing by with their hands bound behind their backs, they are the enemies of your name. (One hundred verses: to the City, 16-18, ibid, brackets mine)

In the future the great crescent of the Ottoman empire will ascend from the rubble of its past defeats, ruling all of the nations of Islam, and it will charge against that city which Muhammad called to conquer: Rome. The fiery zeal of Christian passion will spark within the souls of the Romans, the spirit of Crusade will revive itself, and they, and the whole of Italy, will fight off the Muslim invaders. The Italians will also ally with Spain and Russia, as well as the United States and the other mighty nations called by God to destroy the Islamic empire out of existence.

What many do not understand is that the past battles between Catholics and Muslims are not isolated incidences in forgotten history, but parts of an entire war, that stops and resumes, in a continually eternal and cosmic struggle, between those who believe in the Trinity and those who uphold unitarianism. The war has never ended, and has only taken a temporary truce.

The Holy Cross will obliterate the idol of the Crescent, and destined by the hands of the Almighty, in that last and greatest battle of earth’s destiny, the enemies will be destroyed by those who are “beloved of God, called to be saints” (Romans 1:7).

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  • I really never knew much about religion of peace until l came here to this site, l have learn so much with reading the Bible and understanding it more through Walid..

  • vaquero70

    I am not a Catholic or pro-cat… But I do not see Rome doing other than standing with their butts up in the air.

    • Lidia

      I’m sorry but I don’t understand your comment very well. I think you are saying that they will surrender very easily. If this is what you are saying than you don’t know the Italians very well or countries surrounding Italy like the Balkan countries. These people will fight to the very end. This will start WW 3.

    • Lidia

      Curly, have you read this article by Ted? He doesn’t paint the same picture you are thinking about. You are talking about the pope and the clergy in the present time who are trying to make peace in the world. It’s not working and Pope Francis needs to drop this political correctness thing. PC is affecting the whole world to the point where people don’t know their right from wrong anymore. A lot of terrible things will start happening to the West. This is only the beginning. Do you think the Catholic people (laymen) will let their church fall? No!!!!! We have fought so many battles against the Islamic army in the past. And we will do it again if we have to.
      What about the Protestant Churches who are doing the same thing as the Catholic Church? Political correctness again! There was an Iman who was ALLOWED to pray inside a Lutheran Church in Germany. Also, the German government has taken away all Christian symbolism in public places to appease the muslims because it offends them. I don’t hear anybody commenting about that. Same goes for the Anglican and Episcopal Church in Great Britain. They have the greatest relationship with the Muslims, more so than the Catholics. Chrislam is very strong there!! I don’t hear anybody commenting about that either. Maybe you should do some research on what is going on in Europe. Because we (America) are following right behind them.

      I think if ISIS wants Rome, they will try to enter it through the Balkans and Spain. That’s my opinion. I saw their map on some blog and they are including the Balkans and Spain already as part of their Caliphate in the very near future. Southern France is not doing so well either, the Muslims living there have already claimed France as theirs.
      All the small little countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Serb/Cro Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro) in the Balkans that fought each other to separate in the ’90s are now talking about reuniting as Yugoslavia again. It’s all over their newspapers. They are not doing so well on their own and they want a strong army again. Do you wonder why? It’s all coming together in preparation for what is coming in the near future. The southern Slavs fought so hard against the Turks in the past. So many of them died for Christ. The Serbs were called the guardians of the gate, the gate to Europe that protects Christ’s Church, whether it’s Catholic, Orthodox or Protestant. Rudy is right, the southern Slavs have always carried the cross and they will do it again. They will guard that gate again and many will die again.
      Many other countries have fought against Islam too like Austria, Romania, Poland, Russia, France, Spain, Italy and so on.
      If Pope Francis doesn’t change his mind about Islam then he will pay the price for his mistake (I hope this doesn’t happen to him). He is just one person compared to 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. There will be more popes in the future who will know the truth and will act on it. When muslim extremists take over the Catholic Church in Rome and turn St. Peter’s Cathedral into a mosque, it will bring forth the greatest Catholic crusader that ever lived!!!!!!!

      Don’t worry, I’m not offended. You have your own opinion, that’s OK. It’s nice we can talk on this blog.

      God bless you!!!!

      • richinnameonly

        I agree with you that the Catholic Church, like many other institutions, has been up to their neck in recent years in political correctness. It may take time and/or a sum of negative events to wake them up and turn them around.

  • scallywag

    So take up arms, take up arms, O soldiers of the Islamic State! And fight, fight… So raise your ambitions, O soldiers of the Islamic State! For your brothers all over the world are waiting for your rescue, and are anticipating your brigades. …The time has come for you to free yourself from the shackles of weakness, and stand in the face of tyranny, against the treacherous rulers – the agents of the crusaders and the atheists, and the guards of the Jews … Rush O Muslims to your state. Yes, it is your state. Rush, because Syria is not for the Syrians, and Iraq is not for the Iraqis. The earth is Allah’s… This is my advice to you. If you hold to it, you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills IF THIS ISNT PROOF THAT ITS SANTANIC THEY ARE TELLING US THE EARTH IS SATANS , BUT WE ALREADY KNOW THIS IS HIS DOMAIN. DARKNESS IN THE LANDS BLK FLAGS OF DEVILISH HOARDS YESHUA HAMASHIACH WILL WIPE THEM INTO THE PIT THERE STINGS IN THEIR TAILS AN ALL THUS SAYETH THE LORD OUR GOD

  • SIOA Columbia

    As usual, excellent work, Theodore. After reading again of such great former Popes, such as Leo and Gregory, I am reminded what a limp-wristed dhimmi the Church is led by today. Pope Francis would probably welcome the invading Muslims, hoping to “engage them in some inter-faith dialogue” about how, as he states:

    “Authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence” [Evangelii Gaudium #253].

    In his day, Pope St. Leo the Great met Attila the Hun outside Rome and persuaded him not to destroy the city, right? Let’s see if Pope Francis can do the same with some good old fashioned inter-faith dialogue when the attacking Muslims arrive. The Muslims would slit his throat before he finished his opening benediction on the inter-religious sharing session.

    I mean, Islam is a “religion of peace”, right? Pope Francis assures us of that (“…opposed to every form of violence…”). His meeting with the invading Muslims should be far less dangerous than Leo’s meeting, right? Unfortunately, we all know the truth. And Pope Francis’ ignorance about the true nature of Islam is on display for all the world to see. What a disgrace and embarrassment he is.

  • John

    Ezekiel 38:7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be a guard unto them.( Who is this guard, The Ottoman Empire) Revelation 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the beast, whose deadly wound was healed.The beast The Ottoman Empire strikes again with the false prophet Anti Christ. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

  • 1Bobby8

    You gotta ask yourself why is Rome and the Vatican the big prize for Islam? Only one reason, it’s the true Church of Christ. The Church That Christ truly founded(Mathew 16:18). As an Italian Catholic, just give me my marching orders and I’ll be in Rome to defend Christ’s Church.

    • vaquero70

      join the Knights of St. John…

      • 1Bobby8

        I gotta look into it.

    • momprayn

      Well, I respectfully submit my understanding of Matt. 16:17-19 In order
      to agree with all other scriptures on this subject (that belief in Jesus as the
      Son of God for salvation was the only “rock”, “cornerstone” that the church is
      built upon) – I have always understood this to mean Jesus was not referring to
      Peter, the man, as being the “rock”, (which his name meant) that the church
      would be built. He was using his name as a play on words in referring to his
      previous statement/belief/revelation from the Father that Jesus was the Son of
      God that the church would be built.

      Like… “you are “rock”(name), and on this Divine revelation and
      belief that I am the Son of God, which is the “rock” – I will build My
      church.” The “keys” of the kingdom being the keys of wisdom & eternal
      truths of the true gospel from God that Peter would be preaching about in the
      near future — which would open doors to the unsaved to be able to enter the
      Kingdom of heaven – saved. But the others did that also. There were several
      Bishops doing that for the first few hundred years (or whatever), not just one.

      • 1Bobby8

        Jesus didn’t build an invisible Church, He built one Universal Church built on the rock of Peter which is the Catholic Church, which is why it’s the big prize for Satan(Islam)… Read the article.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        You have fallen prey to false interpretations. Peter is THE ROCK. Jesus prophesied of Simon’s name change in John 1:42 which refutes your interpretation. Simon, like Abram, received a name change. Name change means change in their role for God’s plan of salvation. The keys can easily be understood from the OT in Isaiah 22. The keys are given to the royal steward of the King. The royal steward has all the power of the King. Jesus breathed on the apostles, send them as the Father had sent Him (for salvation) gave the power to forgive sins to His Church in John 20:21-23, I suppose you have a bad interpretation for “whosever sins you forgive, they are forgiven, whosever sins you retain, they are retained.” Obviously, one has to orally confess a sin to another to receive forgiveness or not to receive forgiveness.

      • patriot

        Read Isaiah 22. Eliacim is given the keys of authority if the temple. Jesus was using a well known custom to emphasize his point that Peter had authority over all.

    • Jeremy

      Calling it the ‘true’ church is quite provocative, which is unhelpful in a time when we need to pull together. As we enjoy more shoulder-to-shoulder time on the battlefield, the relative strengths and weaknesses of the different denominations should become more apparent. Catholicism wields a level of religious control that bears little resemblance to the life and freedom that Christ spoke about (the priesthood of every believer), but then makes up for it by actually getting stuff done.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        Was there a ‘true’ and ‘visible’ Israel – of course there was. And Jesus came to THEM because they were the people God had the covenant with. Jesus told his apostles that He covenanted unto them a kingdom. And that He would be with THEM until the end of the age.

  • Fr Christopher P. Kelley, DD

    Thank you, Theodore. A worthwhile study of the unquenchable thirst of muhammadan-idolators to fulfill muhammad’s world-lusts (POX be upon him).
    May I suggest that, with Cristobal Colon, born to a Spanish (Jewish?) family in Genoa, the connection of “Chittim” to Spain — and the New World — might well be linked, from Italy, Magna Graecia (The city-states of Greece had many colonies in Italy — and France — before the rise of the Roman Republic, in antiquity. Places like Naples (Nea Polis) and Nice (Nike) are still “give-aways” to their Greek origins.

  • Lidia

    When the Catholic Church goes so will all the Protestant Churches!!

  • AnthonyM

    Thanks Theodore for posting. I did not see it the first time around. May God bless you and your Dad and keep up the good fight!

  • momprayn

    Thanks again. I guess the thing I question is about the reasons why. My
    own belief/understanding is that when Paul addressed the Romans, saying “called
    to be saints” it wasn’t meaning the Roman Catholic church was the only true
    Christian church, etc. He was simply making his usual salutations to all
    Christians – who are all called “saints” – as in:

    “To the saints who are in Ephesus” Ephesians 1:1

    “To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified to
    Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all in every place call on the name of
    Jesus Christ..” 1 Corinthians 1:2

    “To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi..” Philippians
    1:1

    Re Romans 1:8, he commends their faith, which doesn’t equal doctrine. I take that to
    mean their great faith there was so much that it was known all over – not that
    it was the “only true” church or anything. They had their problems too that he
    addressed. Perhaps also it was closer to the scriptures in the beginning but then gradually went astray, adding their own ideas and traditions that don’t agree with them.

    Re Muslims/Vatican – my view is the Muslims think that
    the Vatican/Catholics represent the seat of the hated Christians, plus, as
    stated, they were the ones that killed them in the past with the Crusades. So
    that would make sense. ( But since I don’t any Muslims, that’s just a
    guess.)

    From my own studies, I just respectfully disagree that the Catholic church
    is the one true church depicted in the New Testament (see reply to “1Bobby8” re Peter
    for one). The apostles wrote that they were having trouble with others “going
    astray” from their teachings THEN & warned against it. Even if an angel
    from heaven came down & told them anything different (Gal. 1:8). My view is
    one sect then was the budding “Catholics” but had the largest following. But
    that doesn’t make them right. There has always been a “remnant” that
    held closer to the Scriptures as NT taught. But they’re few – what
    matters are “salvation issues” & so I focus on those. I haven’t found ANY
    church that’s “perfect” & don’t have imperfect, immature people in it at
    different stages of maturity. If you’re looking for it, you’re right – it’s
    not out there 100%. It doesn’t have to be 100% — only on salvation issues and
    if you can’t find one like that, hold your own “house church”.

    I use only the 66 canonical books of the Bible, which I think are the only
    ones we are “safely authorized” to use since they also don’t contradict with
    other verses, (2 Tim 3:16,17) when it comes to salvation.

    My view is all other “accepted” documents should be discounted if they
    contradict the 66. If they agree, fine, but I think that’s where a lot of
    things get mixed up, thinking they do when they don’t because of an incorrect
    misinterpretation or overlooking verses — just like so many got the Antichrist
    scenario wrong, (even though sincere were “sincerely wrong” ) – as has been
    pointed out often – and I agree.

    I’ve noticed Protestants are wrong many times about what Catholics
    believe and Catholics are wrong about Protestants. Both need to be more humble
    and do more study and focus on unity, especially now. There can be only one
    Truth about these things and all scriptures must agree in their context and
    original meanings. Seems to me pride is the main cause for disunity, which
    keeps one from investigating as they should, as well as disbelief.

  • Lidia

    I love this hymn! I listen to it a lot. If you search for Templar music on youtube, you will find more songs like this one. It’s called the Knights Templar collection and has 47 videos.

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  • 1Bobby8

    Did you bother reading the article before commenting? If it wasn’t for the Catholic Church and the crusades you’d be on a prayer rug pointed towards Mecca. As far as the Pope inviting a Muslim to the Vatican was only attempt and a gesture to make peace(Which I don’t necessarily agree with).
    Rome is the big prize for Satan, because that’s the headquarters of the True Church, the True teachings, the True Body of Christ. Christ wanted His Church to be one, not a mass confusion. He wanted His Church to be visible. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. And that’s why Satan has his sights on Rome.
    Protestantism is a mass confusion with over 40,000 denominations with absolutely no authority accept for personal interpretations and opinions. Some promoting dangerous teachings such as pre tribulation rapture.
    Do you really think Jesus wanted His Church to be broken up into tens of thousands of pieces? I’m sorry, but you are lost on this issue, you and other Protestants who speak ill of the Church and who couldn.t care less whether Islam invades the head quarters of Christ’s Church…And as Lidia says; “When the Catholic Church goes Protestantism goes with them…That’s why Rome is the big prize.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    John 20:21-23

  • yahshua love’s you

    Invade the Vatican? hahaha these Muslims live in lala land or may I say alah land hahaha stupid dumb dishcloth wearing imbeciles baghdadi probably has smoked to much hashes

  • jmstalk

    I also would like to mention that there are a lot of ancient (and more recent) prophecies concerning Rome, wherein Rome will be sacked and the Pope will have to flee. Also, many concern Rome and WWIII. Many rather unknown prophecies come from the east and particularly from Russia. You can google these keywords and find a lot of interesting information.

    Somewhere (I don’t recall the source) it is stated that Rome will become the seat of the Antichrist. If this is true, and the AC comes from the Islamic world, than it would seem to me that at least for at time, he makes his home in Rome. So I don’t doubt that the Islamic world has its sights on Rome and may, at least for awhile, have some victories there.

    • Lidia

      You have a good point. I was thinking the same thing after I read Ted’s article. A lot of people (non-Catholics) believe that Rome will become the seat of the Anti-Christ or is the new Babylon. Due to the invasion (and from Muslim extremists within Europe) of Rome, RCC/pope would be in exile because of what happened to the priests and other Christians in Constantinople. It would make sense, if this is true, like you said that it would be conquered by descendants of Babylon (ISIS-Iraq) and that they would rule Europe from it. That’s how it sounds like from the cleric’s speech above when he called Rome an advanced Islamic post for Islamic conquest for the rest of Europe and the Americas. ISIS was started in Syria and Iraq but it’s an army of Sunni Muslims from all over the world. Good point!!

  • patriot

    You cannot claim the one true church has spread lies and not provide proof. You have no evidence, no reason, and no credibility. You only have YOUR interpretation of Christianity. Christianity is over 2000 years old and you are so arrogant to presume we should change our ancient teaching to match your ignorant personal doctrine?

  • Lidia

    And a lot of those Protestant converted people are being put in prison and are being tortured and murdered. You see the separation between the Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants but they don’t. We are all the same to them. So it doesn’t matter what you think, it matters what our enemies think!!!
    You don’t care what happens to Rome. You better care!! If Rome goes, so will the rest of Europe. Then it will spill over to the Americas. Do you want your children or grandchildren to fight them in WW 3? Because thats where we are heading. Our enemies are expecting us soon.
    And don’t tell me to get a life (or 1Bobby8). I have a great life!! I am just a worrier. I can’t help it. Sometimes I just don’t understand people like you. You seem very uncaring and hateful like some Protestants on this blog. And all of you call yourself Christians. That blows my mind!

  • Lidia

    Catholics don’t base their prophecies on Mohammad. God spoke to our Saints. All this comes from Catholic prophecies. God speaks to us everyday, not just in the Bible. Praying is very important to the Catholics. I truly believe this.

  • Lidia

    According to Catholic prophecy, the center of the Roman Catholic Church will return to Constantinople.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    The earliest recorded mention of “catholic” that I am aware of is attributed to St. Ignatius, around the year 107 AD, ‘Letter to the Smyrnaens 8’. “Wherever the Bishop shall appear, there let the multitudes also be; even as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.” The Muratorian Fragment, 178 AD “…forged in Paul’s name to further the heresy of Marcion and several others that cannot be received into the Catholic Church…” . Tertullian, ‘Prescription against Heresies’ 200 AD “…that they (Marcion and Valentinus) that they at first were believers in the doctrine of the Catholic Church, in the church of Rome under the episcopate of the blessed Eleutheris..they were more than once expelled.”

  • Julie LaBrecque

    John was taken into heaven, and in Rev 8 reveals the Saints in heaven offering prayers that appear to be answered. “He was given a great quantity of incense to offer, along with the prayers of all the holy ones, on the gold altar that was before the throne. The smoke of the incense along with the prayers of the holy ones went up before God from the hand of the angel. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with burning coals from the altar, and hurled it down to earth.” Paul prayed for his dead friend Onesiphorus, “May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day.’ David not only wept and prayed for Saul, Jonathan, and the slain soldiers, he fasted for them. Obviously he believed his actions benefitted the dead. He directly addresses Jonathan “I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother! Most dear you have been to me…” 1 Cor 15:29 records “Otherwise, what will people accomplish by having themselves baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, then why are they having themselves baptized for them”. It’s not some made up doctrine. We believe as Christians, that we live on. God is not the God of the dead, but the God of the Living. Those who have gone on to heaven are more alive than we are.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Funny thing – Hitler targeted Jews and Catholics – many Catholics died in Hitler’s ovens. Read real history. Read the tributes from Jews, including Golda Meir, given to Pope Pius for what he and the Catholic Church did to shelter and save Jews.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Walid has an article about that dispelling the false and empty charges that The Catholic Church invented Islam.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Read the entire article. What does Daniel 11:30 say? The ships of Chittim will come to fight back the anti-Christ. It is after this confrontation that he retreats. If you are in the Body of Christ, you too will be fighting.