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"The Jesuits" or "The Society of Jesus": Counter Reformation

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The Counter Reformation is the collective name given to the policies introduced by the Roman Catholic Church as its official response to the Protestant Reformation. It was a reactionary movement within the Roman Catholic Church to 'counter' the activities of such Reformers as Martin Luther. These policies were officially decided at the Council of Trent, which sat in a number of sessions from 1545 to 1563.

    The 4 main Counter Reformation policies adopted were:
  1. Strengthening of Catholic Doctrine.
  2. Reclaiming lands lost to Protestantism for the Catholic Church.
  3. Preventing the further spread of Protestantism in Catholic areas.
  4. Spreading Catholicism to new lands and peoples.

One of the first chief counter reformers was St. Ignatius of Loyola founder of the Jesuits who composed a series of mystical spiritual exercises. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola where composed from 1522-1524 and are a set of mystical or metaphysical meditations, prayers and mental exercises. The Jesuit order was founded on August 15, 1534 by Loyola to counter the reformation.

On the whole, the Counter Reformation was very successful in pushing age’s old pagan doctrines back into the mainstream protestant churches. The Church of Rome has undertaken a similar style of retrenchment since Vatican II under the guise of the ecumenical movement.

Higher criticism:

Began in 1678 by Richard Simon and Dr. Alexander Geddes (both Roman Catholic). This is a branch of literary criticism that investigates the origins of ancient text in order to understand "the world behind the text". Basically these are people that don't believe the Bible has any real literal meaning at all and just represent a literary work of different people over time.

To this "Higher criticism" crowd I would simply point to John 5:46, 47

John 5:46, 47
"If you believed Moses you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?"

Preterits and Futurism:

Alcasar and Ribera (Jesuits) were tasked with taking the eyes off Rome as the antichrist and published their preterit (past view) by Alcasar and futurist views by Ribera in 1585. The preterits view never really took hold so I will focus on Ribera's futurist views which are most the prevalent today.

Futurism was introduced in the nineteenth century into the Protestant Church by Anglican priest Samuel R Maitland, a clergyman of the Church of England, from Romanist writers, chiefly from the Jesuit Lacunza, about 1830. Lacunza was born in Chile in 1731 and died in Italy in 1801.

Futurism spread with rapidity in England and from England to America. Note its present condition in this country. He accepted the futurist teachings and saw in it an ecumenical opportunity to cease hostilities with Rome.

The prophetic interpretation of futurism was further refined when, according to S.P. Tregelles, dispensationalism originated in an "utterance" by means of tongues in Edward Irving's church in England. It is the form of interpretation employed in the Scofield Reference Bible among others.

Origin of the secret rapture theory:

Dave MacPherson, author of 'The Unbelievable Pre-Trib Origin', reveals that the "Rapture" teaching was born in England during the mid-1800. MacPherson's research found that a Church of Scotland minister, named Edward Irving, was the first to preach the "Rapture gospel."

Just how the "Rapture" theory occurred to Irving is an intriguing facet of modern "churchianity" history. Irving held some eccentric positions on the use of "spiritual" gifts, including speaking in tongues and prophesying. He contended that these gifts were for the present day "church", and had quite a few followers of his radical notions. However, when chaotic disturbances arose in Irving's services during the manifestations of these "gifts", the Church of Scotland took action, dismissing Irving from his position as minister in 1832.

The ultimate result of Irving's dismissal was the formation of the Catholic Apostolic Church, which still exists until this day. Irving's movement grew and became the basis for modern day Pentecostalism. The natural evolution of this movement has resulted in the recent emergence of the "Toronto Laughing Spirit" phenomenon which has seduced and mislead more than a few well-intentioned people.

However, in 1830 during one of Irving's sessions before his dismissal, a young Scottish girl, named Margaret MacDonald, fell into a "trance". After several hours of "vision" and "prophesying" she revealed that "Christ's" return would occur in two phases, not just one. "Christ" would first come visibly to only the righteous, then He would come a second time to execute wrath on the unrighteous in the nations.

This "secret rapture" was promoted by Irving claiming he, too, had heard a "voice" from heaven commanding him to teach it. Some modern researchers submit that Irving's speculations of the “Rapture” was influenced by the Spanish Jesuit priest, Lacunza whose book Irving had translated in 1827 under the title, 'The coming of the Messiah in Glory and Majesty'.

Therefore we have the young Scottish girl, Margaret MacDonald in a fit of "chaotic disturbances" to thank for the rapture theory and the Spanish Jesuit priest, Lacunza for dispensational-ism taught in almost every protestant university today. This theory is of relatively recent origin and did not exist prior to 1832. This view has been pushed heavily by the Jesuits into the protestant universities. The problem with futurism I fear is that it will lead to a great deception when “Rapture” does not occur.

Changes made to the Bible:

Look at these changes!

Original King James Version
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed:
He shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Genesis 3:15

Catholic Douay-Rheims Online Bible
I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed:
She shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.
Genesis 3:15

The “she” is referring to this false Church system or the "Mother of all church's". Many other changes have been made to the original writings like this. It is a completely different version of the Bible. A book could be written on this alone.

Historical information:

In 1545 Pope Paul III set up a council to establish laws for the Roman Catholic Institution to stop the spread of Protestant Christianity. The laws set forth in the Council of Trent established who was a heretic...and history shows how they legally slaughtered "heretics" to cleanse the land. As the Second Vatican Council commenced in 1963, Pope John XXIII declared, "I do accept entirely all that has been decided and declared at the Council of Trent."

    According to the Council of Trent:
  1. If you say by faith that you have assurance of your salvation, you are a heretic.
  2. If you believe that you don't have to go to purgatory because Christ forgave and paid the price for your sins completely, you are a heretic.
  3. If you believe confession to a priest is not necessary for salvation but is merely a man-made concept, you are a heretic.
  4. If you believe the Eucharist (consecrated bread) used in the mass is not the true blood, body, soul and deity of Jesus Christ, you are a heretic.
  5. If you believe that those who worship "Jesus" in the form of the Eucharist (consecrated bread) are idolaters, you are a heretic.

Revelation 17:7
"...I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides..."

The woman is a Church and the beast is the political system she controls.

Revelation 17:3-5
"...I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy ..."
"And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: "

She had scarlet color which is the color of sacrifice but the beast was full of blasphemy. So Rome had the sacrificial system for the death and resurrection; however it was being done in an insulting and blasphemous way (The Sacraments/Eucharist). The color purple is the color of royalty. So this is a very wealthy system. Rome has grown exceedingly wealthy by controlling the world’s financial systems through usury (Federal Reserve System but most of the world’s currency as well).

The Fatal wound?:

If you have set up a system to dupe the world in 6000 years how can it be unraveled in a year or two? It's impossible. At this point we will look at history from the setting up of the Illuminati until the current time.

Revelation 13:3
"One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound but the fatal wound had been healed."

It says the beast seemed to have a fatal wound but did it really have one? The answer is no! It only seemed to have one. It was a counterfeit wound and I will show the reasons Rome wanted to be seen as having been fatally wounded.
If you want to throw off all suspicion because you have been identified. Then you simply pretend to be dead. Just disappear. Then everyone relaxes because you are no longer seen as a threat and eventually forgotten. When is an enemy more dangerous? When you can see him or when you cannot identify him? Then when you are no longer being watched just build your structure in secrecy until you are powerful enough to show yourself again. During the reformation Rome had been identified as the Antichrist. Everyone was watching Rome like a hawk and blocking everything they tried. The people at this time were on guard and expecting the worst from Rome.

Rome was very aware of this identification as Antichrist and devised a brilliant plan. They needed a way to disappear for a period of time until they were no longer recognized as the Antichrist. They would build their structure in in secrecy by using the secret societies and freemasonry. Then when something bad happened that they had caused they could simply say "See it wasn't us! It was those guys!" Rome was much more dangerous being unseen then she ever could be being visible.

Revelation 17:7
"...I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides. ..."

The woman is a Church and the beast is the political system she controls.

2 Timothy 4:4
"They will turn away from listening to the truth and give their attention to legends."

This is the current state of the world today. They turn to liturgy and unsupported legends instead of Biblical truth and rational thinking.

The French Revolution:

The French Revolution is the beginning point of the Illuminati. One of the greatest events of all time which has a major impact on all of us especially in our time is the French Revolution. The reason is because the French Revolution is in miniature what is planned for the whole world. I suspect we are heading into some horrendous times in the very near future. The French Revolution was the first of the movements into the New World system.

Revelation 11:3-4
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the Earth.

Remember what the two olive trees are? They are the Old and New Testament according to the Biblical definitions.

Zechariah 4:3-6
"and two olive trees beside it, one on the right of the bowl, and the other on the left of it… What are these, my Lord? ... This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts."

Remember what the two olive trees are? They are the Old and New Testament according to the Biblical definitions.

Revelation 11:7-8
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

The 'they' or 'the witnesses' are the Old and New Testament. They are in sackcloth because Rome banned the Bible at times. They had at times considered it a mortal sin if anyone had the Bible. Rome made war against the word of God.
Was there a power present around the time at the end of the 1260 days? It would be as a symbol of the great End Time confederacy? Yes! It was France.
France rose up and made war against the Bible and this is the time spoken of in Revelation 11:7. Sodom is a symbol of Rome and Egypt a symbol of France at this time. This system crucified the Lord symbolically by removing him from the system entirely.

Revelation 11:10-13
"And they that dwell upon the Earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the Earth."

The two prophets here are the Old and New Testament and it was in France that they made merry literally merry and rejoiced at the Bibles demise. They mocked the Bible during this period. They really did send gifts to one another concerning it! They first introduced the system of forced atheism during the French Revolution. It was an introduction and typeset into and the beginnings of the New World Order system.

Revelation 11:11-13
"And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. … And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand:"

The French Legislature banned the Bible for three and a half years! Once again a day for a year it was banned. After 3 1/2 years the ban was no longer in effect and they later found a copy of the Bible in a safe. The Bible was made available in France once again! During those 3 1/2 years of the Revolution very many people died who did not agree with the new atheist system of 'liberty'.

Recap of History:

The storming of the Bastille was one of the great events concerning this New System. This is when they enthroned the goddess of 'Liberty'. After storming the Bastille they got a prostitute from the street and presented her before the people as the new goddess of liberty. Some even got onto their knees as if to mock praying to her! They took everything that stood for the Kings and the Ruling class and got rid of them. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and the ruling class were beheaded. They held Marie Antoinette's head on a stick in front of the raucous crowd and lifted up the prostitute 'Liberty' as their new system of government. There was great merriment and rejoicing from the crowd.
What they proposed to the people was to get rid of all rulers and give the wealth to the people. However this is not what happened and it was used by the main groups who fomented the Revolution as a way to come into power. The common people themselves were told liberty and justice but actually saw neither.
Robespierre who was the head of the secretive Jacobin clubs played a major role. All of the symbols of the Jacobins are similar to those of freemasonry. Another man prominent at this time was the Jesuit Voltaire. "To hold a pen is to be at war!" Another Jesuit was Adam Weishaupt a Roman Catholic professor of Canon Law at Engel Stat University.
He was the founder of a secret Society called the Illuminati. Another Jesuit involved was Jean Jacque Rousseau famous for his 'Social Contract'. "Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. One man thinks himself the master of others, but remains more of a slave than they are."

History books state these men turned against the Roman Church but this is not true at all. It is simply the revision of history. They were all part of a coordinated plan to bring about a New Order for the world. They said they had wanted to try a new form of government without kings and a God in an attempt to bring about equality and liberty.
However this entire plan was worked out in great detail in order to take the eyes off of Rome. The main people involved were all Jesuits and the idea was to give a seemingly mortal wound to the Papacy. Then work in coordinated secrecy to maintain control through the banking and financial systems that were to be put into place.
How they did it at this time was to put all power into the Jacobin clubs and secret societies. This way they could remove all suspicion from Rome while the same system still maintained control. Rome could go underground for a while pretending to be dead until the heat was off. The Papacy was taken into ‘exile’ publicly and holding for some time a low profile but really still maintained control.
This new form of government supposedly put the control into the hands of the people. Two different forms of government were tried. The Capitalist model and later the Communist model and both were controlled ultimately by the Jesuits. The people only appeared to have the power.

After the French Revolution they set up a new bill of rights for man in The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, or (French: Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen) of August 1789.

Take a look at how these documents were presented in the photo below.

They arrogantly present them written on stone like the 10 Commandments given to Moses written by the finger of God. It is as if to say to God "We reject your Commandments and we will replace them with our own!" Notice between the tablets is a rod and it is topped with a Jacobins hat (also note the pyramid at the top with the all Seeing Eye also seen on the American one dollar bill).

This was the hat worn by the Jacobins but where did this hat originate?

It was worn by the Persian Pagan god Mithra! Actually the beliefs of the Jacobins were the same as that of the Pagan Persians. The Romans attributed their Mithraic Mysteries to the ancient Babylonian mystery religion known as Mithraism. The reason the Jacobins chose a Persian god is because Cyrus The Great issued the first 'Charter of the Rights of Nations' and the first 'Declaration of Human Rights'. The Cyrus cylinder was discovered in 1879 and resides now in the British Museum. On it was written his human rights ...

"When my soldiers in great numbers peacefully entered Babylon...
I did not allow anyone to terrorize the people...
I kept in view the needs of people and all its sanctuaries to promote their well being...
Freed all the slaves...
I put an end to their misfortune and slavery

This referred to 42,000 Jews and other religious minorities in captivity in Babylon.

The False Mortal Wound:

    The false mortal wound given to the Papacy and carried out by Napoleon was all well planned. It was done in order to take the eyes off of Rome because it had been identified as the Antichrist.
  • 21 February of 1798 Pope Pius VI is dethroned by Napoleon and dies in exile. Rome is seen as having been given a mortal wound.
  • December 1804 Pope Pius VII Watches as Napoleon crowns himself emperor.
  • 30 May 1806 Napoleon reinstates the Jewish religion.
  • 1808 Napoleon takes the Vatican States.
  • 1848 Mazzini attacks Rome and Pope Pius IX is exiled. Later in 1871 discusses with Albert Pike the role of freemasonry in promoting the Luciferian doctrine towards world domination.
    The main players of both sides in this war were ALL freemasons working together for a common goal.
  • Napoleon
  • Wellington
  • Michel Ney
  • Blucher
  • E. Von Grouchy
  • G. Von Scharnhorst

Now heat was off Rome and with the use of the Jacobin clubs Napoleon like Cyrus the great proclaims spiritual freedom. However behind it all is Rome firmly in control until everyone forgets who the antichrist is. In 1929 Gasparri signs the Lateran Treaty and the Vatican State comes into existence once again. In the same year the Pope is crowned "Sovereign Ruler of the World" and the mortal wound was miraculously healed. The plan worked marvelously.

Revelation 13:3
"One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound but the fatal wound had been healed."

The French Revolution was the catalyst for the New Order system that would give rise to the beast from the Earth.

Revelation 13:12
"And it exercises all the authority of the first beast before him, and causes the Earth and those dwelling in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed."

Now that the Antichrist is forgotten by the Protestants it is time for the Mother Church to gather her once protesting prostitute daughter Church's.

Isiah 47:8
"I am and there is none beside me I will never be a widow or suffer loss of Children."

Revelation 17:5
"The mother of prostitutes."

Revelation 18:7
"I sit as queen; I am not a widow and I will never mourn."

Historical vs. Dispensational:

The Counter Reformation put doctrines back into Protestantism which would take the heat off of Catholicism. Now the Catholic Church could no longer be seen as the Antichrist. They had wanted to substitute this original teaching by the Protestants for a Super Antichrist in the future. One of the ways they tried to achieve this is to change from an original historical view to a different kind of doctrine which would eliminate Rome. This new doctrine conceived by Rome is sometimes referred to as a dispensationalist or futurist view. This futurist view was pushed heavily by the Jesuits into all the Protestant seminaries.

Dispensationalist interpretation depends on the 1,260 days/42 months/3 ½ years being literal time so that the combined numbers total precisely 50 percent of the last prophetic week of Daniel 9:24-27. If this interpretation is correct, it discredits the Historical School to which Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and ALL other Reformers belonged.

I can prove that they did believe in a Historical View with my own personal story. While in the military I was stationed at a base in Nuremberg Germany. I lived in an off base apartment next to the base and on a street named 'Jacobinin Strasse'. At the end of the street on a cornerstone of a very old building was a curious looking hat. Being curious about the history of the area I began to investigate the beautiful structures I found on many old buildings. The most interesting were those leftover by the Reformation. Here it all was! Proof set in stone of what the reformers believed. They put it in stone so no one would forget! These sculptures in the photo’s below are set above the doorways to the Old City Hall or 'RatHaus in Nuremberg'. These statues represent who the reformers thought were the beasts of Daniel chapters 2 and 7.

The Lion with wings (left) from Daniel 7 is matched with a statue of King Nebuchadnezzar (Babylon, the Gold head of Daniel 2). And the Bear with the ribs in its mouth (right) is matched with Cyrus the Great, (Medo-Persia, the Silver Chest and arms of Daniel 2).

The Leopard beast with 4 heads (left) is matched with a statue of Alexander the Great (Greece, the Bronze thighs of Daniel 2) and the Terrible beast with ten horns (right) is matched with Julius Caesar (Rome, the Iron legs of Daniel 2).

I had to do some research into what these statues represented as the majority of people living there have long forgotten their meaning. This kind of history is everywhere and stands as a witness to the Reformers Historical view of Biblical prophecy. The original essentials of Dispensationalist thinking did not, as is often believed, originate necessarily with John N. Darby and the Plymouth Brethren, but rather with writers like Francisco Ribera (1537-1591), a Jesuit scholar at the Spanish University of Salamanca, more than 400 years ago.
Known as Futurism, his approach to prophecy was intended to refute the teachings of the sixteenth-century reformers and their antecedents, including medieval Catholics like Joachim of Floris (1135- 1201), who was the first to apply the day=year principle to the 1260 years.
Ribera reached back to the early church fathers, such as Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons (130- 200), who also located the antichrist in a temple and believed that the 3 ½ years were literal time. With this view, Irenaeus differed from Tertullian (160-240), his North African contemporary, who maintained that the entire 70 weeks were fulfilled.
Though sometimes at loggerheads with the pope, Irenaeus also furthered the Latin interpretation by teaching that the church should rely more heavily on the traditions of men and that all Christians should be guided in their thinking by the bishops.
At first, for two centuries, Protestants dismissed or ignored Ribera's Futurism. Later it began to appear in their theology in the works of Anglican scholars such as Samuel R. Maitland (1792-1866) also his disciple James H. Todd (1805-1869), and others who followed. Todd emphatically denied that the papacy was the antichrist or that Catholicism was a flawed religion.
Sadly there has been a great falling away by the Protestant Church's. Almost all seminaries now teach futurism waiting for a future antichrist when the real one is already here and in complete control of them.
Rome silently waits until enough power and control is achieved to finally destroy once again any who would dare to protest.

In conclusion of this chapter we can see that the Counter Reformation by use of Jesuit deception and intrigues has been a resounding success for Rome.

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