Great news! Jack Chick has a new comic book out entitled, "Unthinkable." A great ministry tool for those who want to share the truth about God's Word concerning Israel. God will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse her. This comic book is based on John McTernan's book, "As America has Done to Israel."
When a Catholic plot is discovered or exposed, Rome calls upon specialists to solve the problem. These are men who are called truth distorters. They spearhead attacks to counter those who are trying to warn others. In WW II, when the Vatican was massacring the Greek Orthodox church members in Yugoslavia, survivors tried to reach the United States to tell of the murders with documented evidence. Once the information started coming in about what was happening in Yugoslavia, the master truth distorters moved against it, calling it anti-Catholic propaganda, and bigotry! They minimized the atrocities to confuse the public.
Such a man was Louis Adamic. His job was to convince the American people that the reports of the horrible massacres in Yugoslavia were not true. Adamic and the Catholic lobby working with him convinced President Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, that these massacres, the worst crimes of WW II, were only propaganda. Adamic persuaded Mrs. Roosevelt that these reports were false. When she discovered they were true, it was too late. Almost one million people had already met a ghastly death.
The Jesuits saw this as a critical area in the Christian community that would help the Vatican. They needed a group of experts to investigate cults, but they must never discuss Rome as an enemy. This would be another smokescreen. There are men in the Christian community, men who are highly trusted, loved, and respected. I believe that these men, either knowingly or unknowingly are doing the same job for the Vatican as Louis Adamic did. These men are dulling the eyes and ears of the Christian believers, assuring them that the Pope is our friend. Their job is to play it down, ridicule and destroy the reputation of anyone trying to sound the alarm,
They tell concerned Christians that it is a lie, a joke, unreliable, that the material and evidence is a hoax and should be discarded as junk.
The Jesuits would need someone in a critical position to protect them in Protestant circles. If a person could be found, he could rise to a position of trust, as a watch-dog to protect the Protestants from the cults. A man who would join the ranks of those exposing the Biblical errors of the Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Moonies and Eastern religions, and yet never attack the Roman Catholic Institution as the whore of Revelation, but only refer to this system as a "backslidden or apostate Christian church," which of course, is the line the Jesuits use. Such a person could be very valuable for the cause of Roman Catholicism. Such a man could be a perfect smokescreen. Anyone rising up trying to sound the alarm about the whore of Revelation, trying to warn the Christians of a new inquisition, could be easily shotdown by this expert on the cults because so many would trust him.
Alberto, Page 27, Published by Chick Publications
This I.D. card was issued by the Spanish government in Spain in 1967, under the rule of the Spanish dictator Franco. His security forces were equally as strict as the Gestapo had been in Germany. To obtain this document, Alberto had to supply birth certificate, identification papers and positive proof from his archdiocese of being a priest. Several security organizations were involved, similar to our CIA and FBI. The priest, Alberto Rivera, had to be approved by all of these organizations to receive this document. There was no way it could have been a forgery. There is no question he was a priest. What you see here is positive proof. This document was granted by a government that had pledged absolute submission to the pope through the concordat signed by the government of Spain and the Vatican.
One of the most difficult decisions I've faced since I've been a Christian publisher was after I heard Dr. Rivera's true story, saw all his documents, photos, I.D.'s, and letters proving that he was a Jesuit priest. When it finally dawned on me that we were being set up for another inquisition, I realized what a mess I'd be in if I sounded the alarm and the Christians wouldn't believe it. I could lose our business, our reputation and friends. If I printed Alberto's story, I would be going into a battle that would jeopardize my family and my own life.
I realized no other Christian publisher would hit this issue because they could go under, and business-wise, it would be a disaster for them. I went before the Lord in prayer and the thing I dreaded came to pass. I asked the Lord if I should attack the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth.
This is a copy of the last official certification given to Alberto just before he left Spain in 1967.
Should I attack the Vatican? The Lord said yes. And so we published ALBERTO. I hoped, down in my heart, Walter Martin would back me up.
One thing stuck in my mind. Why didn't Walter Martin sound the alarm? He was the great expert on cults, especially since he knew all the history about the Inquisition. And yet he kept quiet. Why is Walter Martin defending this evil system, calling it a Christian church? The man is a genius. He knows about her history, and yet he's defending the whore of Revelation.
Beloved, the Bible tells us to seek the Lord in prayer. I go to prayer and get a specific answer from the Lord. I tell somebody I prayed about it and they say, "Oh, that's a cop-out." I really don't understand how they can say that. The Bible instructs us to seek the Lord for guidance. Have these people gotten so far off base that they can't understand a person trusting in Christ for guidance? If He is Lord, He must be the Lord of every part of our lives.
Letter after letter is coming in telling us how Roman Catholics have been saved through our material, and yet Christians sit around cracking their knuckles. The fields are white unto harvest and people are going to hell all around us. We've got 60 million Roman Catholics to be reached, and nobody wants to get involved. They're so afraid of what others will think of them, that they would rather sit back and watch people go to hell than risk offending them.
When the heat came on Chick Publications for what we were doing, I was amazed. It all came through the same group. There seemed to be a link between all these men who are promoting the story that Alberto is a fraud. Gary Metz had his article published in Cornerstone, Christianity Today and Our Sunday Visitor, a Catholic periodical. Brian Onken, Martin's research consultant, wrote an article that blasted us and defended the mother of cults. Then, you've got Bill Jackson in San Jose, and Bart Brewer in San Diego. Both of these men are supposed to be operating ministries to Catholics. And yet, they're going around to churches trying to destroy our credibility. Why? Doesn't that make you a little suspicious?
In Martin's KINGDOM OF THE CULTS he never mentions Roman Catholicism as a cult, and never tells lost Roman Catholics to come out of that unscriptural system "THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." (Rev. 17:5)
THE KINGDOM OF THE CULTS
An Analysis of the Major Cult Systems
in the Present Christian Era
Walter Martin, M.A., Ph.D.
1. The Kingdom of the Cults
2. Scaling the Language Barrier
3. The Psychological Structure of Cultism
4. Jehovah's Witnesses and the Watch Tower
5. Christian Science and New Thought
6. Mormonism - the Latter Day Saints
7. Spiritism - the Cult of Antiquity
8. The Reign of Father Divine
9. The Theosophical Society
10. Zen Buddhism
11. The Church of the New Jerusalem - Swedenborgianism
12. The Bahai Faith
13. The Black Muslim Cult
14. The Unity School of Christianity
15. Herbert W. Armstrong and the World Church
of God (Anglo-Israelism)
16. The Cults on the World Mission Fields
17. The Jesus of the Cults
18. Cult-Evangelism - Mission Field on the Doorstep
19. The Road to Recovery
The Rosicrucian Fellowship
Does Walter Martin speak for the body of Christ? No! Only the Word of God does this. Yet, this man stands on his pedestal, with both hands filled with the slanderous garbage supplied by the Vatican and pro-Catholic sources, and he throws it at Alberto's character to destroy his reputation. Dr. Rivera says he has copies of the original material sent to Martin by the Vatican and the Jesuit superiors in Spain. But you'll notice, Martin hasn't bothered to attack Alberto's message that the Vatican is the whore of Revelation. Only Alberto, the man. And yet, is Martin without sin? What about Martin's past? His reputation could be slanderously destroyed also, just like anyone else's. Would this discredit all his information on Mormonism, and Jehovah's Witnesses? No! God uses us in spite of ourselves.
Who is really worthy to be used of God? Look in the Bible. Moses was a murderer. David was an adulterer. And yet, God used them in spite of their human failings. Our job is not to dig up dirt on any man. The Lord will take care of that because we will all give an account on the day of judgment. God knows the heart. We don't. Our job is to lift up Christ and evangelize the lost.
The Catholic controlled news media picked up the campaign against us, even U.S. News and World Report. We were blasted world-wide. Christianity Today did wonders for the Vatican. Their article was reprinted in Europe, Australia, etc. I couldn't believe the extent of the money spent to silence us. Before the book, ALBERTO, even got into Germany, the message was plastered all over Germany, France, South America, Mexico, Canada, into Asia, and England. What was so important about our comic ALBERTO, that this group would go to such lengths to try to discredit it?
The sad thing is all this money and energy was spent to stop this soulwinning comic book. And yet we have all these adult book stores and garbage like that and nobody says a word. But when we spoke out against Rome, all hell broke loose. A man once told me, "Jack, if you throw a rock down a dark alley and you hear a yell, you'll know you hit something." Well, from the sound of the scream that was let loose, I think we hit something big.
On the night of February 2,1982, I was watching Channel 40, the Trinity Broadcasting Network in Southern California. Harold Bredeson, a prominent ecumenical leader was talking to Walter Martin. Bredeson turned to the camera and he said something like this: "Walter Martin was the one who helped the charismatic movement to be accepted by the denominations by not attacking it." Walter hung his head and smiled. You see, beloved, Walter Martin calls the Roman Catholic Charismatics his brothers and sisters in Christ. These people still attend mass and worship that little Jesus cookie as God Almighty. Do you see the danger here? It looks like we have been betrayed, beloved!
The Apostle Paul said in II Timothy 4:14, "Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works." Beloved, I've seen the tremendous spiritual damage Walter Martin has done in discrediting our books exposing the whore of Revelation, in that precious Roman Catholics trusting wholeheartedly in Walter Martin have stayed in that system because he wouldn't tell them to come out. Martin's followers see no need to reach the Roman Catholic people. They look upon our soulwinning material with contempt. And I say, with a heavy heart, as Paul did, may the Lord reward Walter Martin according to his works.
The Bible says, "Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord." (Jer. 17:5) Think about it. Could this be another smokescreen to make Christians believe that the whore of Revelation is really a Christian group? Jesus says, "Come out of her, my people that ye be not partakers of her sins and that ye receive not of her plagues." (Rev. 18:4) Does Walter Martin tell them to come out? Not that I know of. Which one will you follow?
Remember when the pope came to the United States? How he chided us for not showing mercy? That we should give away what we have to the poor? We are such a wealthy nation. And then remember the great earthquake that took place in 1980 over in Italy? I remember when the pope came in to this ruined area, walked up to the bedside of some poor little wounded Italian man and the pope so benevolently laid his hand on his head and made the sign of the cross, blessed the man and walked off.
John Paul II, "Pilgrimage of Faith"
And the newscasters were telling of the devastation. And then we cut back to the United States and Senator Kennedy looked at the camera with sorrowful eyes and said, "Oh, we Americans, out of mercy we should send at least 45 million dollars to this devastated village so we can reconstruct it." Remember that? Now let me read something out of THE VATICAN BILLIONS by Avro Manhattan, and I think you're going to get as mad as I am right now. I want to bring to your attention the fact that this information was published 10 years ago, and the figures are probably even more startling today.
"The Vatican has large investments with the Rothschilds of Britain, France and America, with the Hambros Bank, with the Credit Suisse in London and Zurich. In the United States it has large investments with the Morgan Bank, the Chase-Manhattan Bank, the First National Bank of New York, the Bankers Trust Company, and others. The Vatican has billions of shares in the most powerful international corporations such as Gulf Oil, Shell, General Motors, Bethlehem Steel, General Electric, International Business Machines, T.W.A., etc. At a conservative estimate, these amount to more than 500 million dollars in the U.S.A. alone.
"In a statement published in connection with a bond prospectus, the Boston archdiocese listed its assets at Six Hundred and Thirty-five Million ($635,891,004), which is 9.9 times its liabilities. This leaves a net worth of Five Hundred and Seventy-one million dollars ($571,704,953). It is not difficult to discover the truly astonishing wealth of the church, once we add the riches of the twenty-eight archdioceses and 122 dioceses of the U.S.A., some of which are even wealthier than that of Boston.
"Some idea of the real estate and other forms of wealth controlled by the Catholic church may be gathered by the remark of a member of the New York Catholic Conference, namely 'that his church probably ranks second only to the United States Government in total annual purchase.' Another statement, made by a nationally syndicated Catholic priest, perhaps is even more telling. 'The Catholic church,' he said, 'must be the biggest corporation in the United States. We have a branch office in every neighborhood. Our assets and real estate holdings must exceed those of Standard Oil, A.T.&T., and U.S. Steel combined. And our roster of dues-paying members must be second only to the tax rolls of the United States Government.'
"The Catholic church, once all her assets have been put together, is the most formidable stockbroker in the world. The Vatican, independently of each successive pope, has been increasingly orientated towards the U.S. The Wall Street Journal said that the Vatican's financial deals in the U.S. alone were so big that very often it sold or bought gold in lots of a million or more dollars at one time.
"The Vatican's treasure of solid gold has been estimated by the United Nations World Magazine to amount to several billion dollars. A large bulk of this is stored in gold ingots with the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, while banks in England and Switzerland hold the rest. But this is just a small portion of the wealth of the Vatican, which in the U.S. alone, is greater than that of the five wealthiest giant corporations of the country. When to that is added all the real estate, property, stocks and shares abroad, then the staggering accumulation of the wealth of the Catholic church becomes so formidable as to defy any rational assessment.
"The Catholic church is the biggest financial power, wealth accumulator and property owner in existence. She is a greater possessor of material riches than any other single institution, corporation, bank, giant trust, government or state of the whole globe. The pope, as the visible ruler of this immense amassment of wealth, is consequently the richest individual of the twentieth century. No one can realistically assess how much he is worth in terms of billions of dollars."
And I think back about how the pope, the wealthiest man on this planet, walked up to that poor little Italian man lying in that rubble, put his hand on his head, and said, "Bless you," and then walked away and just left him there. That has got to be the height of hypocrisy. And then Sen. Kennedy, the pope's boy over in the United States makes the big pitch to the U.S. people to foot the bill to repair that devastated village, right in the pope's backyard. What a set-up!
An interview with ex- Jesuit Dr. Alberto Rivera by Jack Chick:
I questioned Dr. Rivera about the briefings he received in the Vatican when he was a Jesuit priest. I asked him if he was briefed on how the Vatican planned to take over the United States. He told me his indoctrination went back to the time of the Pilgrims. Because of the knowledge of the Inquisition and the slaughter of Christians by the Roman Catholic system, the early immigrants in America began passing laws to keep Jesuits out of this country and to outlaw the mass...to protect themselves from a Vatican take-over. These were Christian communities deeply concerned about the whore of Revelation.
Jesuits began arriving in America as early as the second group of Pilgrims. They used different names with I.D.'s. They were followed years later when the Vatican sent multitudes of Catholic families from England, Ireland and France posing as Protestants, into the colonies. These were plants. They were holding secret masses in defiance of the laws. In those days, no Roman Catholic was to hold any position in civil government. The Jesuits made sure this part of our history was erased and removed.
The next major move by the Jesuits was to destroy or control all the Christian schools across America. Throughout the years, Jesuits, working undercover, have gotten into special committees on school boards to remove the emphasis of the Bible and replace it with psychology as found in the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius de Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Society. Later, Catholic schools and universities sprang up all across the nation under the Jesuits. Today, they probably outnumber all the Christian schools and colleges put together.
The third stage was to move into the courts and legislation, and branches of the judiciary to take over as judges and lawyers, in order to manipulate the Constitution in their favor until it could be changed. Once this was accomplished, the thrust was into politics to capture the political parties. Then the military and the newspapers. Even back in the times of Lincoln over half the newspapers in the United States were controlled by the Vatican.
Dr. Alberto Rivera (ex-Jesuit priest)
I asked Dr. Rivera: What about the military picture today? How Catholic is our military position?
Dr. Rivera said: Horrifying.
I then asked about the political picture.
Dr. Rivera said: It is even worse.
Then I said: What about the Catholic structure in the judiciary?
Dr. Rivera shook his head and said: It is very painful because of the heavy Jesuit penetration in this area. Most of the judicial decisions are distorting and perverting the Constitution of the United States to take away our freedoms, preparing the way for anarchy for the final take-over of the United States.
Then I said: Is this preparing the way for the coming inquisition?
And Dr. Rivera said: That's correct. First for anarchy. We were briefed that after all these years of penetration and infiltration, what was needed was riots and anarchy in order to finally take over. By the time the Roman Catholic Institution is ready to take over politically, militarily, educationally, and religiously, that means they will have some legal basis to do so and this will be through the concordat which has already been prepared and that is being already negotiated. I see happening right now what I was told during those briefings back in the Vatican.
Then I said to him: Is the Vatican behind our present recession and economic situation, and is this leading us towards the coming riots?
Dr. Rivera said: Yes, that's correct, You can see right now that the Vatican is playing certain tricks with the economy. The world is going through an economic crisis and the Vatican would have us to believe that it is affecting them also. This is just a cover-up.
And then I said: What about the possibility of strikes? And how deeply are they involved in the unions?
Dr. Rivera replied: The Roman Catholic Institution has prepared that well, because the unions are led by the Jesuits in this country. What this means is the unions will never rest until they see that every industry in this country collapses.
Then I said: What do you see as a hope for the United States? A revival among the Christians and they actually start exposing Rome and pastors start preaching this from the pulpits, or is it already too late?
Dr Rivera replied: It's never too late because it's in the hands of the Lord. What I believe with all my heart through the study of the scriptures plus my personal experience with the harlot is that, prophetically speaking, God is going to fulfill His prophecy, and He will allow these prophecies to take place in the United States. But it is a matter of time. What we are dealing with here is that God can either shorten or lengthen the time until these events take place. The Roman Catholic Institution is feeling the impact of your publications, and the message that God has given us during these last days in the sense that they themselves know that if they carry out certain actions, people will immediately detect and will recognize what the Vatican is up to.
This is one of the dilemmas they face right now. If it were not for the publications we printed, we would be in a different situation today. What that means is the Lord has granted every Christian, pastor and church in the United States, without them even being aware of it, and even those who are opposing us, they are being preserved and the Lord is giving us more time in order that the Christians may respond.
If we act according to the will of God in these prophetical days against the tricks, programs and actions of the harlot in the United States, we will not be able to destroy her. We will not be able to stop her. But we will be able to do two things: First, to carry the message of the gospel to the lost Roman Catholic people. Second, we will have time enough for the Christian church to realize that her mission is here and now - not tomorrow. And God is just waiting for the church to act in order to restrain the forces of evil, the powers of darkness, the pope, the Jesuits and the Catholic institution from committing the crimes she is about to put into action the minute she completely takes over the United States.
Then I said: Now this is the information you received in the Vatican under the teachings of Augustin Cardinal Bea and the Jesuit General Pedro Arrupe?
And Dr. Rivera said: Yes, and also from the previous Jesuit General.
This excerpt from the tract MACHO (no longer in print) shows how communism ties in with the Vatican plan to take over the U.S.
U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 8, Page 15
Ronald Reagan's defense policy came under assault in late October from opposite directions: The threat of an intensified arms race by Russia's Leonid Brezhnev and a tilt toward antinuclear pacifism by the hierarchy of America's Roman Catholic Church.
Two days after a panel of U.S. Catholic bishops questioned the morality of nuclear weapons, Brezhnev said the Soviet Union must expand its arsenal even more. The U.S., he claimed, is threatening to "push the world into the flames of nuclear war."
One White House official speculated that Brezhnev wanted to do more than assure his generals that Moscow will keep pace in the arms race. The aide said the Soviet chief also hoped to fuel the drive in the U.S. for a freeze on nuclear weapons.
Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger drew a direct link between American advocates of a freeze and Brezhnev's Kremlin speech. Stressing the Soviet leader's call for a stronger capability to wage war, Weinberger declared: "This would underline more than anything we could say the reasons for not entering into a freeze."
Weinberger and other officials tried to make a case for nuclear weapons with Catholic bishops wrestling with theological aspects of the arms race. The appeals had little impact on the bishops' five-man Committee on War and Peace, which on October 25 proposed a statement branding elements of U.S. nuclear strategy immoral. Examples- First use. The U.S. has argued that nuclear weapons may be needed to halt a conventional attack. Said the bishops: "We find the moral responsibility of beginning nuclear war not justified by rational political objectives." Civilian targets. America for years has targeted Soviet cities in the event of nuclear war - a policy the bishops said is wrong even if U.S. cities are hit first. Argued the clerics: "No Christian can rightfully carry out orders or policies deliberately aimed at killing noncombatants."
The committee, headed by Chicago's Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin, said its position was rooted in Genesis. "The destructive potential of the nuclear powers threatens the sovereignty of God over the world He has brought into being," the bishops declared. "We could destroy His work." Whether the document becomes church policy is up to the nearly 300 members of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, which will debate it in mid-November and vote on it next spring. Reagan's aides are expected to keep reminding the bishops that a pacifist stance would weaken America's deterrent forces and undermine arms-control talks with Russia.
More in line with the administration's views was a letter sent months ago by New York's Cardinal Terence Cooke to Catholic chaplains in the military. For 15 centuries, he wrote, the church has taught that Catholics have "the right and the duty to protect its people against unjust aggression."
Then I said: Were they very confident of taking over the United States?
And Dr. Rivera said: Very much so, very confident. They have the necessary influence to control either political party, regardless of whichever party is in power, and they will have their goals accomplished.
Then I said: So they now have the influence to control both political parties?
And Dr. Rivera said: Yes.
Then I said: They control our post office? And the media?
And Dr. Rivera said: Let's put it this way. The word control, I don't think is the proper word right now. I will say this. There is a very strong influence. There is a certain amount of control, but it is not absolute control in any of the areas. This is why we are still blessed by the fact that there are still men in the FBI, there are men in the CIA, men in the Congress, men in the Senate, men in the judicial system, men in every strata of life in the United States that still, many not even being Christians, are still Americans, that are still loyal to the principles of the Constitution as given from the beginning, not as it is now.
And then I said: Okay, who are the Knights of Columbus loyal to? Where does their loyalty stand? With the United States, or with the Vatican?
Dr. Rivera said: The Knights of Columbus have to give their loyalty to the pope. They cannot base it on the constitution of the United States because they would be destroyed by the Vatican if they did so, as others have been destroyed in the past.
Then I said: Will the Knights of Columbus play a vital part in the attack against the Christians when the U.S. falls?
Dr. Rivera said: Oh, yes. In fact, in their oath, you can see how close their alliance is to the pope. They committed themselves to be killed or destroyed if they fail to comply with their oath. They ask the militia of the pope, the Jesuits, to put them to death. They are committed to make America Catholic.
Columbian Squires (the Knights of Columbus branch for high school boys) in New Haven initiate members. Seated youths already belong. Robed officers explain the importance of their Catholic heritage to the new candidates (in white shirts).
Life Magazine, May 27, 1957
Then I said: Thank God we've had the privilege of printing these books.
And Dr. Rivera said: Yes, the privilege and the blessing of the Lord.