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In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints,

 and of all who have been killed on the earth." (Revelation 18:24);


for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

( Lu:13:33)


It has been part of the Protestant propaganda to spread that the ‘Whore of Babylon’ mentioned in the Book of Revelation is the Catholic church. Well, what does the Bible say in fact;


Revelation mentions ‘The woman you saw’ is ‘the great city’ that rules over the kings of the earth." (Revelation 17:18)



Also said about 'the whore' is that;


In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints,

and of all who have been killed on the earth." (Revelation 18:24);


and after the destruction of the ‘whore’ it is said;


Re:18:20: Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and

 prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.


Revelation mentions the ‘great city’ as ‘where also the Lord was crucified


Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which is figuratively

 called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. (Rev 11:8)



Then ‘the whore’ is    1) the Great city

2) in her was killed the prophets and saints

3) it is where also the Lord was crucified.


Then it is beyond doubt that the ‘whore’ referred to in Revelation is none other than the ‘disobedient Jerusalem’.


Instances showing the whore to be Jerusalem can be seen in the gospels and the letters of St. Paul as well.


M't:22:1-14: And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and

 said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a

 marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were

 bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other

 servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my

 dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come

 unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his

 farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and

 entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he

 was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and

 burned up their city.


Servants sent forth are the prophets. ‘those bidden and would not come, and who ill treated the servants’ are the Jews. The ill treated servants are the prophets. Thus He let ‘their city’ be burned up (M't:22:7). “Their city” being Jerusalem.



And in Luke Jesus says;


Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following:

for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. Lu:13:33:



So, no prophet was killed ‘outside Jerusalem’.


Jesus says the same about Jerusalem in Mt 23:34-39



M't:21:33-45: Hear another parable: There was a certain householder,

 which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a

 winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went

 into a far country: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his

 servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the

 husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned

 another. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto

 them likewise. But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will

 reverence my son. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among

 themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his

 inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew

 him. When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto

 those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those

 wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which

 shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them, Did ye

 never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same

 is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous

 in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall

be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof

And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables,

they perceived that he spake of them.


‘M't:23:34: Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and

scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them

shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That

upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the

blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye

slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things

shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest

the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I

have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under

her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.


Lu:11:49: Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and

apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:


Lu:19:41-44: And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which

belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.For the days shall

come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass

 thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the

ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone

upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. 


Lu:23:27-31: And there followed him a great company of people, and of women,

which also bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning unto them said,

Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for

your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say,

Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which

never gave suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and

to the hills, Cover us. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be

done in the dry?



And St Paul’s words;



1Th:2:14-15: For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God

which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of

your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed

the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and

they please not God, and are contrary to all men:



We have the testimony in the Old Testament prophets;


Isa:1:21: How is the faithful city become an harlot! 


Isa:23:16: Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten;


Jer:2:20: For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou

saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green

tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot.


Jer:3:1: They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become

another man's, shall he return unto her again?  shall not that land be greatly

polluted?  but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again

to me, saith the Lord.


Jer:3:3: Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no

latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.


Jer:3:9: And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that

she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.


 Jer:13:27: I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness

of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields.  Woe

unto thee, O Jerusalem!  wilt thou not be madeclean?  when shall it once be?


Jer:3:6: The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou

seen that which backsliding Israel hath done?  she is gone up upon every high

mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot.


Eze:16:2: Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,


Eze:16:15: But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot

because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that

passed by; his it was.


Eze:16:35: Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD:


Eze:16:41: And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgments

upon thee in the sight of many women: and I will cause thee to cease from

playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any more.


Eze:23:2-4: Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:

And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in

their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats

of their virginity. And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah

her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters.  Thus were

their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.


Ho:2:5: For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them

hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my

bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.


Ho:3:3: And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt

not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee. 


Ho:4:15: Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come

not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Beth-aven, nor swear, The LORD liveth.


Na:3:4: Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured

harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms,

and families through her witchcrafts.


Then the whore refers to apostate Jerusalem, as told in the book of Isaiah, Ezekiel, etc.


The two brides of the Lord



In Revelation, apostate Jerusalem or the harlot is destroyed and in the next scene we see the New Jerusalem being presented without spot or wrinkle, the new bride (Rev 17; 18;19;2; 20:9; 21:1,2). The two brides of the Lord. The apostate bride of the Old Testament (Isa 54:6, Jer 3:1, Jer 3:20) and the new bride of the New Testament (Rev 17; 18;19;2; 20:9; 21:1,2).



Re:19:2: For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the

great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged

the blood of his servants at her hand.


               Re:19:7,8: Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage

of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was

granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine

linen is the righteousness of saints.


The Whore (Old Jerusalem) is destroyed and the Bride of the Lamb whom Revelation calls ‘The New Jerusalem’ is brought forward. And the new Jerusalem again is introduced as ‘the Great city’


Re:21:2: And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God

out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.


Re:21:9: And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven

vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither,

I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. Re:21:10: And he carried me away

in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the

holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,


And what more proof do we need when Revelation tells that (Re:17:3: the whore sat upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy), while the Catholic church was the protector and not a blasphemer who preserved the true scriptures, the Bible from corruption from the time it was written and still spreads the same true scriptures. The Scriptures in the hands of the non catholics happen to be the one preserved by the Catholic church.


From all this it is plain that, it is mere protestant propaganda to defame the Catholic church. It is hell’s attempts of trying to prevail against the Lord’s church. Like the Lord reminded His believers, ‘If they have called the Master of the house Beelzebul, what will they call His disciples.’ 



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