by Jon Rappoport
November 16, 2021
I am not unfriendly to true Catholics who practice their religion with fervor and honor. But I must say this:
Down through history, NO true man of faith, who appeared as a teacher and prophet, was bent on establishing a HUGE ORGANIZATION to house his vision of God.
Such an idea would be unthinkable. A true prophet would immediately know the corruption that inevitably comes with building an empire to house his Word. Indeed, an empire that at points in its history would wield power over entire nations.
Stories of such “passings of the torch” and “keys to the Kingdom” are misinterpreted. Jesus was not urging what amounts to articles of incorporation and the founding of highly complex organizational structures.
For anyone who wants to look, the history of the Roman Church confirms how corrupt a religious empire can become. Declarations of heresy; torture; executions; pedophilia; broad censorship.
These cannot be excused as exceptions to the rule. They are intrinsic to gigantic organizations and how those organizations are run from the top.
The example I’ve been citing recently—the murder of a live infant, removed from its mother’s womb, to obtain kidney tissue for a cell line that would be employed in COVID vaccine testing (article archive here)—is a perverse illustration of the Church hierarchy blinding itself to a crime; a crime that should have made it oppose the vaccine with all its strength. But didn’t.
Instead, the Pope and his closest minions have enthusiastically and authoritatively supported secular authorities all over the world who are promoting the highly destructive vaccine and are mandating it through force.
By what stretch of fantasy is this Papal support representative of the Kingdom of God?
I believe the man known as Jesus was envisioning many small churches who would spread his messages in clear and unmistakable form. There would be no need for volumes of sophisticated canons; no need for frequent edicts; no need for ex cathedra pronouncements. Ceremonies would be few.
The emphasis would be: faith against all risks, even death. And THAT would imply standing up against secular authority seeking to eradicate freedom and impose slavery. Also known as individual CONSCIENCE.
However, in time, the burgeoning organization of the Church exerted a hypnotic effect on its congregation. That duty of conscience was pacified. Standing up became sitting down. Sitting down became bending the knee—and not just to the Christ and God, but to the Church itself. And to secular authority and force.
It is clear that Jesus was speaking about two Kingdoms. One of the Earth, and one of The Greater Life. He certainly did not come forward to bolster the power of the Earthly one. Nor was he saying the two Kingdoms were equal.
In prosaic Earthly terms, he was an explorer who had returned from distant shores. He had found a place whose essential quality offered a gateway into a revolution of the soul, an ultimate rescue from the suffering of the familiar land of every-day life.
But in order to make that journey to the new land, a voyager would have to resist the efforts of familiar leaders to hold him in check.
Was Jesus really saying that by having faith in Him alone, a human could gain a salvation that would then eliminate the need for any action in the world whatsoever?
If He were walking the Earth today, would He support the Pope’s message to take the COVID vaccine under coercion from the State, because “faith alone is enough?”
Might he recite to His followers—those who have been pacified by the Church to the point of hypnosis—the words from Revelation 3: 15-16? “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”
Frankly, this is what I believe happened: In ancient days past, the leaders of the sagging Roman Empire looked at their unsustainable foreign conquests and internal corruptions, which were eating the Empire down to tattered cloth and bone.
Over a period of decades, a new strategy for Roman conquest was formed, beyond the budding ecumenical councils: a mega-religion poaching on the teachings of a single man, Jesus of Nazareth. Its goal of capturing the human mind could be achieved, with enough persistence, and with the right people in charge. It could wield power over nations.
Eventually, through the centuries, a merging of banking interests, organized crime, and elite families spawned that totalitarian empire—the Church—vastly superior to any ancient Roman Army.
Millions and millions of humans, seeking The Greater Life, invested their faith in this Church, and the priesthood reflected the power of that faith back at the flock and called it The Word of the Church.
“You hand us your soul, and we’ll return it to you with a bill for services.”
Yes, and also in that return, one element was removed: truly authentic CONSCIENCE. The conscience that provokes men and women to TAKE ACTION against oppressors who destroy freedom and enthrone slavery.
And make no mistake about it, that conscience is naturally present in all individuals, before they’re subverted.
Separate and apart from many good and honorable priests, and separate and apart from millions of good and honorable and devoted worshippers, THAT perversion was being installed.
So now there is a need for a vast revolution. It will not come from Church leaders. It will come from within the ranks of the billion members of the congregation. And by necessity, it will involve far-reaching decentralization:
The founding of MANY small Catholic churches, wholly independent of the central Church and its hierarchy.
For those who fear that such a breaking away would sever the connection to Jesus Himself and His Church—how could it? Why wouldn’t the breaking away strengthen that connection?
Was Jesus secretly a CEO of an IBM or a Walmart? Is that what He was looking to build? If He walked into the Vatican today, and attended the highest level secret meetings, would he really see a reflection of His teachings? Would He merely suggest a new Pope or a readjustment of certain rules, in order to re-establish His Father’s representative on Earth in honorable form?
I think He would bring thunder.
And after exiting the Vatican, I think He would preach new sermons for the ages.