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The Great Whore

By The Reverend Published: May 17, 2008

No, not Anna Nicole or one of the other bimbos-du-jour,.....the Rev. John Hagee's great whore.

In the 17th chapter of the apocalytic biblical book of Revelation is found the Rev. John Hagee's source for his seemingly lunatic equivalency of the Roman Catholic Church with the "great whore".

First....a bit of background....

The word apocalytic means "prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom". The word is associated with end of days scenarios that usually culminate in a great cosmic event termed the "apocalyse". The thinking is that god will finally break into human history and in so doing, bring eternal paradise to his followers and eternal damnation to those who refuse to believe.

Apocalytic writings, like Daniel and Revelation, are considered to be unique in the sense that wild symbolic imagery and mysterious numerology characterize the style. Everyone is familiar with the "devilish" number 666, however, how much Americans know about 42 months, 3 1/2 days, the number 1260, time, times and half a time, etc....is directly related to whether they have been exposed to evangelical prophecy schemes, the kind constantly preached by people like the Rev. John Hagee.

The Reverend was exposed to this thinking at an early age. I can still remember the large posters of seven headed beasts, and little horns, and the great whore sitting on many waters. All of it left a lasting impression on my young Reverend mind.

What's important to remember about this stuff is that folks like Hagee understand the books of Daniel and Revelation as being a kind of prophetic telescope. Rather than applying those texts to the writer's respective historical time frames, which is how they obviously were meant to be read.....the "Rapture" crowd, which includes Hagee, apply those texts to modern history.

In this process, the "true" church hid for almost 1300 years while the "false" church, the Roman Catholic Church, spread it's "adulterous" and "blasphemous" teachings. According to this way of thinking, beginning with the Protestant Reformation, the "true" church began to emerge from it's hiding place.

In the 19th century there was a renewed interest in mysterious biblical prophecies, especially in America. It was during this time frame that many of America's alleged "cult" groups were formed. The Millerites, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Mormons and others sprouted up, all claiming to have unlocked the secret end-time symbolism of apocalyptic biblical books.

The forming of a new Jewish state in 1948-1949 in the "holy lands", "the promised land", is regarded as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy, giving many cause to celebrate and preach (and make money writing books) that we are living now in the "last days".

This is the framework from which the Rev. John Hagee and many other evangelical preachers have hung their extreme prejudices towards the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. These guys teach that Catholics are taught to worship statues, the Pope, Mary, the Saints,.....instead of Jesus. This is seen as apostate Christianity, false Christianity, blasphemous Christianity. In biblical thinking, going after other religions other than the true religion is seen as adulterous-like behavior. Yahweh is a jealous god, therefore, like a jealous wife, he doesn't want his "chosen" committing adultery with other women (religions).

The "great whore" is the prophesied false religion, in Hagee's thinking, of the historic Roman Catholic Church. The "whore" makes all people who follow "drunk" on a false belief system.

Now the actual text.....

Revelation 17....
1"One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. 2With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries."

5"This title was written on her forehead:
MYSTERY
BABYLON THE GREAT
THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus."

Preachers like the Rev. John Hagee point to the Roman Catholic Church's persecution of non-Catholics thoughout history. The title of Babylon is best understood here as "confusion".....going back to the Tower of Babel days when Yahweh "confused" the languages of the workers so they couldn't finish building a tower up to heaven. The "great whore" (Catholic Church), according to the Hagee's out there, confuses it's members with false teachings and false gods.

The picture is of a powerful, persecuting, false religious system riding the "beast" of political power which "sits" on many waters (nations of people). Hagee and most evangelicals insist this is the Roman Catholic Church.
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Much has been said about the extremism of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Too much. If you would like to see just how extreme the Rev. John Hagee, the man John McCain was "thankful" for receiving his endorsement,.....really and truly is.....watch this video.

But oddly, in fact delusionally, Knee Pad Media keeps telling us it's Barack Obama who has a problem with Israel.

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