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The Vatican, the Nazis, the Jews

A WOMAN RIDES THE BEAST

by Dave Hunt


Above all I have learned form the Jesuits. And so did Lenin too,
"far as I recall. The world has never known anything quite so
splendid as the hierarchical structure of the Catholic Church.
There were quite a few things I simply appropriated from the
Jesuits for the use of the Party.
Adolf Hitler
Manfred Barthel, "The Jesuits: History and Lengend of the Society
of Jesus (New York, 1984), p.266.


Soldiers returning from the Eastern Front were telling horrible
stories, how in occupied Russia Jewish civilians - men, women and
children - were being lined up and machine-gunned by the
thousands....
In the spring of 1942 the leaflets of the "WhiteRose," composed
by a group of students and a professor of philosophy at the
University of Munich, told of the murder of 300,000 Jews in
Poland and asked why the German people [about 43 percent were
Catholic] remained so apathetic in the face of these revolting
Crimes.
Guenter Lewy, "The Catholic Church and Nazi germany" (McGraw-
Hill. 1964), p.287



THE VATICAN, THE NAZI, AND THE JEWS


     Hitler's intention to exterminate the Jews was known by the
Vatican before it signed the concordat, yet the Holocaust never
became a factor in the Church's subsequent dealings with the
Fuehrer. On April 1, 1933, about four months before the Vatican
would sign its concordat with him, Hitler began his systematic
program with a boycott against the Jews. He justified it with
these words: "I believe that I act today in unison with the
Almighty Creator's intention. By fighting the Jews I do battle
for the Lord." When the Italian ambassador, speaking for
Mussolini, asked Hitler to reconsider his harsh attitude toward
the Jews, Hitler "predicted 'with absolute certainty' that in
five or six hundred years the name of Hitler would be honored in
all lands 'as the man who once and for all exterminated the
Jewish pest from the world.'"
     Hitler had the backing of many German psychiatrists who
would later declare that Himmler, Hoess, and the other Nazi mass
murderers were quite "normal." As for the German psychiatrists'
feelings about the Jews, Carl Jung expressed the view of many
when, as president of the New German Society of Psychotherapy, he
wrote:

"The Arian unconscious has a higher potential than the Jewish....
Freud [a Jew] ... knew the German soul as little as his idolators
knew it. Did they learn something from the powerful appearance of
National Socialism upon which the world looks with amazed eyes
...?"

     SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolph Eichmann's role as director of
the extermination of Jews from all over Nazi-occupied Europe was
just a job and had nothing to do with God or religion. Unlike
Catholics, he had no quarrel with Jews. Even Simon Wiesenthal,
who devoted his life to tracking down Nazi war criminals, said
that Eichmann had "no motive, no hatred [against Jews in
particular].... He would have done the same job if he had been
ordered to kill all men whose name began with P or B, or all who
had red hair."
     For Hitler, however, the Holocaust was a highly spiritual
undertaking. In line with his conviction that he was doing God's
will in exterminating the Jews, Hitler ordered that the Final
Solution be executed "as humanely as possible." In spite of his
persecution of the Church whenever he perceived that it stood in
his way, Hitler insisted to the very end, "I am now as before a
Catholic and will always remain so." He was convinced that the
plan he had conceived as a good Catholic would complete the
massacre of "those Christ killers" which the Catholic Church had
begun during the Middle Ages but had executed so poorly. John
Toland explains:

"The extermination, therefore, could be done without a twinge of
conscience since he was merely acting as the avenging hand of God
- so long as it was done impersonally, without cruelty. Himmler
was pleased to murder with mercy. He ordered technical experts to
devise gas chambers which would eliminate masses of Jews
efficiently and "humanely," then crowded the victims into boxcars
and sent them east to stay in ghettos until the killing centers
in Poland were completed.

Church Support of Nazi Anti-Semitism

     Hermann Goering and Franz von Papen on their mission to work
out a concordat were well-received at the Vatican. Rome's
friendly attitude toward the Nazi regime was made clear. Had no
one read "Mein Kampf?" Of course they had, but Rome and Berlin
had much in common, including persecution and killing of Jews.
There was no lack of Catholic leaders who openly supported the
purge of Jews. During the years 1933-39, the writings of leading
Catholics, "all published in journals edited by priests or in
books bearing the Imprimatur" presented ideas such as the
following:

     The Jews had a "demoralizing influence on religiosity and
national character." [They] had brought the German people "more
damage than benefit." The Jews had displayed "a mortal hatred for
Jesus, while the Aryan Pontius Pilate would gladly have let him
go free."... The Jews... "in their boundless hatred of
Christianity were still in the forefront of those seeking to
destroy the Church."

     Curate Roth, who became an official in the Nazi Ministry of
Ecclesiastical Affairs, called the Jews "a morally inferior race
who would have to be eliminated from public life." Dr.Hawser, in
a book with the Imprimatur of the diocese of Regensburg, called
the Jews "Germany's cross, a people disowned by God and under
their own curse [who] carried much of the blame for Germany
having lost the [First World] War...." Father Senn called Hitler
"the tool of God, called upon to overcome Judaism." Nazism, he
said, provided "the last big opportunity to throw off the Jewish
Yoke."
     The Church cooperated fully with the Nazis "in sorting out
people of Jewish descent...." A priest wrote in the Klerusblatt,
"We shall do our best to help in this service to the people." The
Church continued this diabolical "cooperation" all through the
war, even when being Jewish meant "deportation and outright
physical destruction." The Church was well aware of the Jews
dread fate. In a speech on January 30, 1939, only months before
his attack upon Poland began the war, Hitler had declared that if
war broke out it would result in "the extermination of the Jewish
race." 
     Hitler's totalitarianism was approved by the Church so long
as it could be his partner. Guenter Lewy's extensive sifting
through the relevant documents of the entire Nazi period
indicates that "the Holy See was no more opposed to the
central political doctrines of Nazism than the German bishops
themselves." Cardinal Faulhaber "went out of his way to make
clear that he was not concerned with defending his Jewish
contemporaries." One had to distinguish, he said, between the
Jews before the crucifixion of Christ and afterward. In 1939,
Archbishop Grober declared that:

"Jesus Christ ... had been fundamentally different from the Jews
of His time - so much so that they had hated him and demanded his
crucifixion, and 'their murderous hatred has continued in later
centuries.'
Jesus had been a Jew, admitted Bishop Hilfrich of Limburg... in
1939, but 'the Christian religion has ... had to make its way
against this people.'
Theologian Karl Adam defended the preservation of the German
people's pure blood as a justified act of self defense, for...
'the myth of the German, his culture and his history are
decisively shaped by blood.'
An article on the revolution of 1918 in the paper of the Bavarian
priests exposed the role of the Jews in this stab in the back of
the undefeated German army [land on and on it went in similar
vein]."

     Cardinal Bertram, head of the East German church province,
and Archbishop Grober, head of the Upper Rhenish province, along
with other bishops, expressed concern for the dismissals of
Catholic civil servants by the new government. At the same time,
however, the bishops rejected reports of brutality in the new
concentration camps. Grober even became a "promoting member" of
the SS and kept up his financial contributions to the bitter end.

What the Vatican and German Bishops Knew

     Nazism was opposed by Catholic leaders only where it
conflicted with "Church matters and interests." Thus while
remaining silent regarding the Holocaust as a whole, the Church
spoke up for and attempted to protect Jewish converts to
Catholicism. That fact makes its failure to oppose the Nazi
extermination of Jews all the more reprehensible.  "There
were 30 million Catholics in Germany. Although Jews were helped
secretly [by some Catholic individuals], the Church never
publicly recognized that the defense of the Jews was a Christian
duty."  The Vatican sternly banned other books, but it never put
"Mein Kampf" or the poisonous anti-Semitic works of numerous
Church leaders on its Index of forbidden reading. 
     Joseph Muller, a military intelligence officer and confidant
of Cardinal Faulhaber, "kept the episcopate well informed about
the systematic atrocities committed in Poland." So did Hans
Globke, a Catholic high official in the Ministry of the Interior
"entrusted with handling racial matters." The Vatican and the
German bishops, along with most of the German population, knew
full well that Jews were being rounded up and exterminated.

Viereck reminds us:

"Hitler's extermination expert, R[udolf] Hoess, wrote in
'Commandant of Auschwitz': 'When a strong wind was blowing, the
stench of burning flesh was carried for many miles and caused the
whole neighborhood to talk about the burning of the Jews.' He
notes, of still another camp, that whenever a bus with victims
drove past, even the German children chortled in the street:
'There comes the murder box again!'"

     The Church well knew what was happening but closed its eyes
as well as its lips. Kurt Gerstein, a covert member of the
evangelical opposition to Hitler, became an SS officer in order
to discover the secret of the extermination camps and tell it to
the world. He brought his report to the pope's personal
representative in Berlin, who refused to see him when he
explained his errand.

"There were tens of thousands of priests in cities, towns, and
villages throughout Europe. They saw houses emptied, villagers
deported; they heard confessions. They were unusually well
informed." Catholic soldiers returned periodically from the
Russian front with tales of the wholesale massacres. "The Vatican
was among the first to know of the genocidal programs.
Authoritative information on the killing was sent to the Vatican
by its own diplomats in March 1942."

     Hitler flaunted his evil intentions and deeds to the world.
The Vatican had no excuse for its Nazi partnership or for its
continued commendation of Hitler on the one hand and its
thunderous silence regarding the Jewish question on the other
hand. As the evil mounted, the Roman Catholic Church continued to
work with the Fuehrer and even to praise him. Even after Hitler's
troops, in spite of promises to the contrary, marched in and took
over the demilitarized Rhineland, Catholic leaders all over
Germany lauded him, among them Cardinal Schulte in Cologne's
cathedral. 
     The concordat with Hitler was nothing new. The popes had
been partners with evil rulers for centuries. Would Jesus make a
deal with Pilate or the apostle Peter with Nero? Yet those who
claimed to be Peter's successors had been in unholy alliances
with pagan emperors from Constantine onward, and continued in the
alliance with Hitler until the end of the war, reaping hundreds
of millions of dollars in payments from the Nazi government to
the Vatican.

The Moral Failure of Silence

     Pius X11 was known for his outspoken warnings to the
faithful against the "abuse of human rights,"  yet he was silent
about the Holocaust. He never spoke a public word against
Hitler's systematic extermination of the Jews, because to do so
would have condemned his own Church for its similar deeds. This
silence, historians agree, encouraged Hitler and added to the
unspeakable genocide.
     The pope boasted that he was the moral watchdog for the
world, yet said nothing in the face of the worst crime in human
history. In his first encyclical, issued in October 1939, Pius
XII declared that his office as Christ's vicar demanded that he
"testify to the truth with Apostolic firmness." He went on to
explain:

"This duty necessarily entails the exposition and confutation of
errors and human faults; for these must be made known before it
is possible to tend and to heal them....
In the fulfilment of this our duty we shall not let ourselves be
influenced by earthly considerations nor be held back by mistrust
or opposition, by rebuffs or lack of appreciation of our words,
nor yet by the fear of misconceptions and misinterpretations."
 
     These were high-sounding words, but proved to be absolutely
empty. The very day Pius XII commenced his pontificate, Mussolini
expelled Italy's 69,000 Jews and the pope said nothing. A few
weeks later Italy invaded Albania. The pope protested, but "not
because a country had been wantonly attacked, but because the
aggression had been carried out on a Good Friday." This was
Christ's "vicar"?
     Like their pope, the German bishops repeatedly promised
"fearlessly to condemn injustice." In 1936 Cardinal Faulhaber
declared that a bishop could not be God's servant "if he were to
speak to please men or remain silent out of fear of men." In July
1941, Bishop Galen claimed to be the defender of every man's
God-given "basic rights and liberties" and that his duty was to
"courageously ... brand as an injustice crying to heaven the
condemnation of defenceless innocents." Similar empty rhetoric
was thundered from pulpits by other bishops, all of whom remained
silent while 6 million Jews were systematically exterminated like
so much vermin. The continued hypocrisy more than proves this is
not the true Church.

     Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now in his third five-year term
as head of the modern equivalent of the Holy Inquisition, served
in the military in Germany during the war, though he saw no
combat. By his own admission he was aware of the Holocaust. No
German could have been totally ignorant. "The abyss of Hitlerism
could not be overlooked," Ratzinger now confesses. Yet he
overlooked it when it would have cost him something to speak out
against it.
     Surely now, as the watchdog of orthodoxy and the longest-
serving and most powerful official in the Vatican next to the
pope, Ratzinger could make amends both for his own silence and
that of his Church all during the Holocaust. Why not offer
genuine repentance and sorrowful apology to the Jews? But
Ratzinger and John Paul II continue Pius XII's stony silence. And
how could they apologize without admitting that their popes and
Church have sinned grievously against Christ's natural brethren,
and thus that the very claim to infallibility and being the one
true Church is a fraud?


(I believe AFTER Dave Hunt write this book, the John Paul II Pope
DID apologize to the Jews, for how the Roman Catholic church
acted, or did not act, during the Second World War. But the fact
is, The RC church DID NOT ACT against Hitler and the Nazi
extermination of Jews. Some "individual" catholics helped the
Jews, but the "official" loud denunciation from the Vatican never
came as Dave Hunt is telling explaining to us - Keith Hunt)


No Escape from Guilt

     It has been argued that had the pope protested, as many
begged him to, it would only have made things worse for the Jews.
Could it have been any worse? Did the Vatican's silence save
anyone? Obviously not. De Rosa puts it so well: "There was one
man in the world whose witness Hitler feared, since many in his
armies were Catholics. That one man did not speak. In the face of
what Winston Churchill was to call 'probably the greatest and
most horrible single crime ever committed in the whole history of
the world' he chose to stay neutral."

     The Church minced no words in opposing the Nazi euthanasia
program and succeeded in stopping it. The bishops spoke out
against the mistreatment of Jews who had become Catholics and
against classifying as Jews Catholics who were only partially
Jewish. It opposed the forced divorce of Jews married to
Catholics and the subsequent deportation of the Jewish partner.
But it never spoke out against the destruction of the Jews. As
Guenter Lewy said:

"When thousands of German anti-Nazis were tortured to death in
Hitler's concentration camps, when the Polish intelligentsia was
slaughtered, when hundreds of thousands of Russians died as the
result of being treated as Slavic Untermenschen [subhumans], and
when 6,000,000 human beings were murdered for being 'non-Aryan,'
Catholic church officials in Germany bolstered the regime
perpetrating these crimes. The Pope in Rome, the spiritual head
and supreme moral teacher of the Roman Catholic Church, remained
silent.
In the face of these greatest of moral depravities which mankind
has been forced to witness in recent centuries, the moral
teachings of a Church [allegedly] dedicated to love and charity
could be heard in no other form but vague generalities."

     When, in February 1943, the Gestapo in the process of
deporting the last German Jews to the East for death "seized
several thousand Christian non-Aryans in mixed marriages [about
6,000 in Berlin alone) ... something unexpected and unparalleled
happened. Their Aryan wives followed them to the place of
temporary detention and there they stood for hours screaming and
howling for their men. With the secrecy of the whole machinery of
destruction threatened, the Gestapo yielded and the non-Aryan
husbands were released. Here was an example of what an outraged
conscience could achieve, even against Hitler's terror
apparatus."

     When Edoardo Senatro, "L'Osservatore Romano" correspondent
in Berlin, "asked Pius XII whether he would not protest the
extermination of the Jews, the pope reportedly answered, 'Do not
forget that millions of Catholics serve in the German armies.
Shall I bring them into conflicts of conscience?'" Guenter Lewy
sums it up:

"The Pope knew that the German Catholics were not prepared to
suffer martyrdom for their Church; still less were they willing
to incur the wrath of their Nazi rulers for the sake of the Jews
whom their own bishops for years had castigated as a harmful
influence in German life.
In the final analysis... the Vatican's silence only reflected the
deep feeling of the Catholic masses of Europe - those of Germany
and eastern Europe in particular. The failure of the Pope was a
measure of the Church's failure to convert her gospel of
brotherly love and human dignity into living reality."

While the World Turned Its Back

     Pope Pius XII's silence concerning the Holocaust was, at the
first, condoned and encouraged by the United States (President
Roosevelt was silent as well), Britain, and "neutral"
Switzerland. These countries literally turned fleeing Jews back
to the Nazis and certain death. In the crucial months when there
was still a chance for many Jews to leave Germany, the U.S. State
Department deliberately blocked the immigration of Jews and
delayed processing valid papers until the applicants were hauled
off to Nazi extermination camps.

     Such was the fruit of the anti-Semitism which was rampant in
the 1920s and 1930s across America. It was one of the blackest
pages of American history. The horrifying facts of America's
complicity in the Holocaust at the highest levels of government
were presented in part on April 6, 1994, on television by the
Public Broadcasting System:

"[Senators and Congressmen] openly spewed anti-Semitic poison in
the very halls of the nation's capital. ... There were
anti-Semitic campaigns conducted by over 100 organizations across
America....
Father Charles Coughlin, a Catholic priest, was the most
influential anti-Semitic spokesman in the country. His radio
broadcast reached more than 3 million people."

     Documents recently uncovered prove that both the United
States and England were unwilling to take Jews in and obstructed
their emigration. Far from pressuring Hitler to stop the
killings, England and America feared that the Fuehrer, if unduly
pressed, might dump thousands of Jews on the Americans and
British. It was the last thing those hypocritical governments
wanted in spite of their public hand-wringing about Nazi
atrocities. The Western powers, like the Vatican and in
partnership with it, were actually accomplices in the Holocaust.

     The truth is almost too terrible to face.

     No less significant is the fact that the Church never
excommunicated Hitler, Mussolini, Himmler, or any of the other
key players in the Holocaust. They remained Catholics to the end
under the shelter of Mother-Church. Moreover, the Church has
deliberately lied about its role, spreading "a legend of
resistance" to the Nazis that needs to be corrected. Except in
rare instances of a few individuals, there was collaboration, not
resistance. Furthermore, those who worked with the Nazis, far
from being reprimanded, were rewarded by Rome. Guenter Lewy
provides a few examples:

"This concealment [of the truth about Catholic cooperation] has
been so bold and successful that in Germany... not a single
bishop had to resign his office [for cooperation with the Nazis].
Quite the contrary, Bishop Berning, who had served until the
downfall of Hitler in Goering's Prussian State Council, in 1949
was given the honorary title of Archbishop. Herr von Papen [who
helped negotiate the 1933 concordat] was made Papal Privy
Chamberlain in 1959.
Such rewards for men deeply involved with the Nazi regime
represent a mockery of heroic figures ... who died fighting
Hitler."

     Pius XII claimed that his encyclicals were just as binding
upon the Church as ex-cathedra declarations. Therefore, had he
given a directive to the members of his Church the chances are
that he could have brought down Hitler at the very beginning. The
sequence of events, with the Roman Catholic Church literally
putting Hitler in power and supporting him thereafter, disproves
the claim by the popes that they are Christ's vicars and led of
the Holy Spirit.

Anti-Semitism on the Rise

     Memories are short and deceitful, and the conscience of the
world is easily hardened, necessitating a recent ad by the United
Jewish Appeal which has appeared in major magazines. It displays
a picture of a black-shirted, unofficial military unit in today's
Russia (apparently connected with the surprising rise to power of
Fascist fanatic, Vladimir Zhirinovsky), giving the Fascist
extended arm salute. Headlined "FOR JEWS IN THE FORMER SOVIET
UNION, THE EXIT SIGNS ARE CLEARLY MARKED," the appeal goes on to
state:

"The signs are all too familiar. Black-shirted Fascists march.
Synagogues mysteriously go up in flames. Right-wing extremist
Vladimir Zhirinovsky rants against Jews and 'Zionist plots.' 
And his party wins more votes than any other in Russia.
Once again, opportunists blame terrible conditions on their
traditional scapegoat - the Jews.
And for Jews, anti-Semitism just adds to the misery of life in
the former Soviet Union: severe economic hardship. Political
instability. The depressing lack of opportunity for an education,
for a better life.

But there is hope. Operation Exodus.

So far, the UJA-Federation Operation Exodus Campaign has helped
rescue 500,000 Jews from the former Soviet Union - 69,132 in 1993
alone. And brought them home to Israel.
Yet 1.4 million Jews remain. With your support, they can leave
the hatred and despair behind. Before it's too late. Please give
generously to Operation Exodus and the Annual Campaign. This time
we can clearly see what's happening over there. And all the signs
point in the same direction. Out.

Call Operation Exodus now at 1-800-880-1426. Or call your local
Jewish Federation."

     The former Soviet republics are not the only places where
there is an obvious renewed threat to Jewish life and culture.
Anti-Semitism is on the rise everywhere, including the United
States. A recent Associated Press dispatch reported:

"Anti-Semitic assaults, threats and harassment jumped 23 percent
in the United States last year... The ADL (Anti-Defamation
League) reported 1867 anti-Semitic acts overall in 1993, the
second-highest number in the survey's 15-year history. The
highest was 1879 in 1991. The 1992 total was 1730.
The survey found 1079 reports of anti-Semitic assaults, threats
and harassment, compared with 874 in 1992. The worst incidents
included an arson and a bombing. No deaths or serious injuries
resulted....
Alan Swears, ADL research director, also cited renewed efforts by
a Holocaust revisionist to place ads in college newspapers
stating that the Holocaust never happened."

     The Hebrew prophets foretold such hatred and abuse of God's
chosen people and that (except for periodic times of apparent
relief) it would not end until Jesus Christ returns to this earth
to rescue His people (Zechariah 12:10). Behind much of the
anti-Jewish propaganda and violence worldwide it is only logical
to suspect the machinations of the anti-Semitic war criminals to
whom the Vatican, by smuggling them out to South America, gave a
new opportunity to carry on their evil work.

     The callous indifference to the Holocaust when it was in
process and the desire to have it fade into the forgotten past is
what one might expect from those who make no pretence of knowing
God. The Vatican, however, claims to represent Christ and to set
the moral standard for the world. The pope periodically preaches
peace and love and lectures others for their moral failures, yet
his Church's hands are stained with the blood of millions of
innocent victims.

The Duplicity Continues

     In 1986, John Paul II went to Rome's synagogue, not far from
his palace. In his speech there he deplored the crimes of the
past committed against the Jews "by anyone." When he repeated
that last phrase, spontaneous applause broke out. The pope and
chief rabbi Elio Toaff embraced. However, the implied regret for
abuse of the Jews by his Church was a weak ploy. What was needed
was a specific admission of exactly what the Church had done to
the Jews, from their confinement in ghettos and slaughter
throughout history to its partnership with the Nazis in the
Holocaust. Without such an admission and full apology all other
polite gestures are deceptive.

     On December 30, 1993, after 18 months of intensive
negotiations, Msgr.Claudio Maria Celt, undersecretary for foreign
states at the papal Secretariat of State, and Dr.Yossi Beilin,
Israel's deputy foreign minister, signed a 14-article
"Fundamental Agreement" establishing full diplomatic relations
between the Vatican and Israel. Its preamble refers to "the
unique nature of the relationship between the Catholic Church and
the Jewish people" as well as the "historic process of
reconciliation" and the "growth in mutual understanding and
friendship between Catholics and Jews."
     The "unique nature of the relationship between the Catholic
Church and the Jewish people" has been that of persecutor and
persecuted, slayer and slain. As for the "historic process of
reconciliation," the repentance by Rome to start the process is
still missing. How can a meaningful reconciliation take place
unless the party which has so horribly abused the other is
willing to make a full confession, a sincere apology, and serious
restitution?

     Since the establishment of the Jewish state in 1948, Rome
had for nearly 46 years refused to even acknowledge Israel's
existence. Even now it insists that Jerusalem must be an
international city not governed by Israel. Why then the current
"agreement"? With Israel's borders and relationship to the PLO
being redefined, the Vatican realizes that to have a say in
Israel's future it must establish diplomatic relations with her.
And it wants that influence.
     Present Israeli leaders apparently have forgotten that it
took the Italian army to liberate the Jews from Rome's
Vatican imposed ghetto. Forgotten, too, must be Pius X's
statement which Golda Meir quotes in her Autobiography: "We
cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem, but we would
never sanction it.... The Jews have not recognized our Lord; we
cannot recognize the Jews." It is dangerous to trust those whose
past words and consistent deeds for centuries give the lie to the
"agreement" now being reached.
     In the agreement the Vatican requires Israel's pledge "to
observe the human right to freedom of religion and conscience."
What unmitigated gall! Rome has never been willing to grant such
rights to others whenever it has been in control. We have
thoroughly documented that Roman Catholicism is the sworn enemy
of freedom of speech, religion, and the press, and that popes
have consistently suppressed these freedoms whenever they had the
power to do so.
     The agreement, furthermore, commits Israel and the Vatican
to work together against anti-Semitism. Of what value is such an
agreement without Rome's admission that she has practiced the
most vicious anti-Semitism for centuries, and without her sincere
apology for having done so? Without that minimal gesture, the
agreement is cause for weeping rather than rejoicing on Israel's
part.

History Still Cries Out

     Rome's deceitful attempt to cover its anti-Semitism is found
also in Vatican 11. There the Jews, though not named, are alluded
to as those "from which Christ was born according to the flesh"
and are called "most dear for the sake of the fathers.... " That
statement hardly squares with the way Rome has treated God's
chosen people throughout history. One despairs of hearing truth
from such a source. The next sentence presents a lie no less
brazen:

"But the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge
the Creator in the first place amongst whom are the Moslems;
these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us
they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last
day."

     What blasphemy to call Islam's Allah the Creator and thus
identify the ancient Kaaba's chief pagan deity (the god of
Muhammad's Quraish tribe) with Jahweh, the God of the Bible.
Islam specifically denies that Allah is a father or has a son or
that he is a triune being of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; Islam
thus has no explanation for "Let us make man in our image"
(Genesis 1:26). Allah is merciful only to those who do good and
he hates sinners, whereas the true God is love and He loves all.
Allah is a distant god with whom it is impossible to have a
personal relationship, since he lacks the attributes of holiness,
grace, and love, and he authors evil. Allah is the very
antithesis of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

     As for holding "the faith of Abraham," that patriarch looked
forward to the coming of Christ as God's Lamb who would die for
our sins (Genesis 22:8; John 1:29; 8:56) - a truth which Muslims
adamantly oppose. Islam denies that Jesus is God or God's Son,
denies that He died on the cross for our sins (someone else
allegedly died in His place), and of course it denies His
resurrection. Yet this section in Vatican II suggests that the
Muslims are nevertheless included in "the plan of salvation." We
will come back to Rome's incredible ecumenism in a later chapter.
     Allah is Jahweh and Islam is the "faith of Abraham"? Is Rome
being generous to the Muslims in order to curry their favor? In
fact, this section in Vatican II suggests that everyone, even
idol worshippers, will eventually come under the saving umbrella
of the Roman Catholic Church--everyone, that is, except
Protestants. There are limits to Rome's generosity, though her
iron fist is now clothed in a velvet glove. Israel is being wooed
at the moment, but common sense tells us that the motives are
less than pure. 

   History still cries for our attention. Jerusalem has its Yad
Vashem (Holocaust Museum) to keep ever before the world's
conscience the 6 million Jews killed by Hitler. In contrast,
there is no memorial to the untold millions of both Jews and
Christians murdered by Holy Mother Church. The deceptively sweet
words emanating from the Vatican cannot eliminate the haunting
question from recent history which Guenter Lewy raises:

"When Hitler set out on his murderous campaign against the Jews
of Europe, truth and justice found few defenders. The Deputy
[Vicar] of Christ and the German [Catholic[ episcopate were not
among them. Their role gives a special relevance to the question
the young girl in Max Frisch's 'Andorra' asks her priest: 'Where
were you, Father Benedict, when they took away our brother like a
beast to the slaughter, like a beast to the slaughter, where were
you?'"

     This question still waits for an answer.

                           ....................

Dave Hunt gives 35 "reference" for his quotes in this chapter.

NOTE:

If you want to learn more about Roman Catholicism, will you find
some good books on CHICK.COM

If you have read all the previous chapters of Dave Hunt's book "A
Woman Rides the Beast," you should be SICK at heart! The history
of the Roman Catholic church is DISGUSTINGLY SICK AND SHAMEFUL.
Yet she has OVER **ONE BILLION** members around the world and
ever increasing!

This "crafty" - "clandestine" - "appearing as an angel of light"
organization, will YET, at some point in the future, rise up
AGAIN to dominate and control a Holy Roman Empire in Europe. She
is yet, with the help of a miracle working "false prophet" and a
political/military "beast" man, spoken about in the book of
Revelation, to RULE the WESTERN WORLD! She will once more
sanction the death of Jews, the persecution and death of true
saints of God, and the destruction and killing of the majority of
the people of the British Commonwealth and the United States of
America. This church will sanction the killing of "rebellious
Western Roman Catholics" (as they will not fully bow the knee to
Rome), and the majority of fundamental Christians of the West, as
they will, at that time, see the evil coming from the Woman
Mother of Harlots that rides the Beast!

If you have not done so already, you need to read the "Revelation
of Jesus Christ" under my New Testament Bible Story, and
understand what is yet coming on this earth, a time of trouble,
as NEVER experienced by the nations of earth. The Second World
War, and its horror, will seem like a Sunday afternoon picnic in
comparison to what this world will go through in the last three
and one half years of this age, before Jesus comes to establish
the Kingdom of God on earth.

One reason for this Website, is to witness and warn the nations
and peoples of this earth, as to what WILL COME TO PASS, if the
nations will NOT REPENT! And it is, from what we see today in
2007 as I write, VERY UNLIKELY INDEED, that the nations will
repent!

Jesus said that in the last days, before His return, "Because
INIQUITY will ABOUND, the love of many will wax cold"
(Mat.24:12).

You my friends, can KNOW THE TRUTH, and you can be SET FREE! You
personally can REPENT, accept Jesus as your personal Savior, and
walk in the light of righteousness. You can be prepared for the
time when all that is written will come to pass (Luke 21:22); and
you can be in the first resurrection, to live and reign with
Jesus, as He comes to rule the nations with a rod of iron, the
most loving rod of iron you've ever known.

The KINGDOM OF GOD will come to earth, and YOU can serve in it,
and help bring PEACE, JOY, and SALVATION to the nations for a
WONDERFUL 1,000 years.

If you have not YET turned to God, have not yet accepted Jesus
Christ as your Savior, then I urge you to do so NOW. You have a
loving heavenly Father and Elder Brother (Christ Jesus) who will
guide you into ALL TRUTH. They will show you how to live in
SPIRIT and in TRUTH! Jesus promised that, and He WILL fulfil that
promise.

Keith Hunt

Entered on this Website December 2007  


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