OVER THE WALL OF OPPRESSION

PART II, THE BOOK OF REVELATION

By Dr. Leland Jensen

CHAPTER 17

Artists' depiction of the Whore of Babylon riding the beast with seven heads and ten horns.

Source: Babylon on Rational Wiki

1 “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who is seated upon many waters,’”

The “great harlot” is the trinitarian Roman Catholic Church that has corrupted the religion of Jesus Christ with the trinity. The trinity crept into Christianity when the pagan Greeks and Romans who held to that doctrine, became converted to Christianity. The trinity was invented by Semiramis, the widow of Nimrod, in about 2000 BC. She claimed that Nimrod impregnated her womb, which was the habitation of the Holy Spirit, sometime after his execution for heresy by the 72 judges of the court in Egypt; and that her baby was the son of, as well as the reincarnation of, his father Nimrod.

Thus, she created the doctrine of the trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This new religion replaced the empire of Nimrod, which included the Middle East all the way to the Straits of Gibraltar. Then this trinitarian religion crept into almost all the religions of Mediterranean Europe and Asia, including Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity.

The “many waters” symbolize the many nations, peoples, and tongues in which trinitarianism is established.

2 “‘with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and with the wine of whose fornication the dwellers on earth have become drunk.’”

The “kings of the earth” are the rulers of the various countries.

These rulers “have committed fornication” with the harlot in that they have succumbed to, tolerated, and even supported the corruption of this religion. Some have even adopted her trinitarianism as their state religion.

The “wine” is the false explanations and interpretations of this church that were foisted on the people against their will. These explanations and interpretations have made people confused and caused them to lose their ability to reason. This is what is meant by “the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” This also applies to the Baha'i faith, in that the Arch Covenant-breakers have foisted on their flock a Headless Monster House of Justice (which isn’t a House of Justice at all, as it doesn’t have the executive branch as its head, and it was not elected by all nations, as there were no Baha'is in the Communist Soviet Union when it was elected), and they prevent their flock from contacting those who are under the provisions of the Covenant by labeling them Covenant-breakers that are to be shunned, making their followers drunk with their bad wine. That is, they no longer possess reason.

3 “And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, which was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns.”

The “wilderness” symbolizes the wildness in concepts and confusion of religious beliefs in our present civilization. It is called a wilderness because it is meaningless and in violation of the true spiritual Law of God, the Covenant, and is speeding pell-mell into destruction.

The “woman,” again, refers to the Catholic Church.

The “scarlet beast” is the four world powers. “Scarlet” symbolizes the sins of the beast in that red is a color associated with a harlot or a whore (the scarlet woman). In the Old Testament, corrupted religions were referred to as whores.

“Blasphemous names” represent the apostate religions, sects, and denominations that masquerade as Christian, such as Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian, etc. In 1 Corinthians 1:12-13 it says, “What I mean is that each one of you say, ‘I belong to Paul,’ or ‘I belong to Apollos,’ or ‘I belong to Cephas,’ or ‘I belong to Christ.’ Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?” And further on, “For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not flesh, and behaving like ordinary men? For when one says, ‘I belong to Paul’ and another, ‘I belong to Apollos,’ are you not merely men? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed,” (1 Cor. 3:3-5, KJV). What Paul is saying here is that when one says they are Baptist or Lutheran, or some other denomination, they are no longer Christians but some other religion. They are Baptist, Methodist, or some other man-made religion.

When the Baha'is went against Shoghi Effendi and threw out the executive branch that Shoghi Effendi placed at the head of the embryonic Universal House of Justice (IBC), they were no longer Baha'is but some other religion masquerading as Baha'is. They were removed from the Baha'i faith as Covenant-breakers in the first epistle of the second guardian.

4 “The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and bedecked with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her fornication;”

“Purple” is the color of the royal robe (secular government) that the Pope donned in 731 AD when Gregory III declared the Holy Roman Empire to be separate from what was then the Roman Empire, and attained temporal power over the city of Rome and a part of Italy. “Scarlet” is the color of the cardinals, and the cardinals elect the papacy.

“Gold and jewels and pearls” symbolize temporal wealth. The Catholic Church has enormous wealth. It is probably the biggest business in the world. When my wife visited the Vatican, her guide took her into a very large room that was laden with these jewels. He told her there was more wealth in this room than all the wealth in any country and a half of Europe.

The “abominations and the impurities of her fornication” include the idolatry, icons, or idols (statues or pictures) found in the churches and homes of the so-called Christians, the idols that people pray to, which is forbidden in the second commandment. The abominations and impurities also include the rituals, dogmas, and observances, which the followers of this religion pay money to bow down to and worship. Idolatry is the biggest abomination of the church, and the trinitarian doctrine and incarnate god lie are the primary impurities.

5 “and on her forehead was written a name of mystery: ‘Babylon the great, mother of harlots and of earth’s abominations.’”

“Mystery” refers to the trinity created by Semiramis, which is explained as a mystery. Babylon is the birthplace of the harlot. Then it moved to Pergamum, and later to Rome where it was incorporated into Christianity by Pope Damasus. It is called a mystery because of the incarnation of three gods in one: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The mystery is in how the incarnation is possible. It isn’t a mystery. It is a pagan concept that crept into Christianity. There are not three gods. There is only One True Invisible God. This is the God of Isaac, Jacob, and all of Israel. Rome is likened to “Babylon the great,” which is known as that wicked and tempestuous city of old. Therefore, Rome is the second Babylon.

I attended a Cathedral where the Anglican Bishop had for his sermon a discussion of the trinity. I attended this service to see what the Anglican concept of the trinity was, and how they explained it. The Bishop started his sermon saying that the trinity is a mystery and we can’t explain it. Then he spent the next 45 minutes talking about it, which proved his point that he didn’t know what he was talking about. It’s a mystery how there could be three gods in one god (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit), making Jesus God incarnate, because there are not three gods in one God. There is just One True Invisible God Who has no peers. Jesus never claimed to be the Father, but the Son, and this referred to the potency of His Revelation in contrast to that of the other Manifestations such as Moses, the Lawgiver, or Abraham, the Friend of God.

Jesus emphatically claimed to reveal God, Whom He called the Father. However, He continually differentiated Himself from the Father in many references such as: “Him that sent me,” “my Father is greater than I,” “I go to the Father,” “I will pray the Father,” “I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me.” He referred to Himself as a prophet, and said that One would come after Him, “he, the Spirit of truth,” Who would reveal the things that Jesus did not reveal. “I have many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” Then He tells us who this person is: “For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man [a man] also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of the Father [Baha'u'llah].”

“Harlots” here symbolize the many denominations or religious sects of Christianity that exist in the world. The Catholic Church is called the “mother of harlots” because she is the beginning of trinitarianism and the incarnate god lie in Christianity. This started in the days of the apostles and has continued on down to today. As the Protestants (protesting against the papacy) broke away from the Catholic Church, they became daughter harlots, because they retained the trinitarian doctrine and incarnate god lie that the church had assimilated. Those who broke away from the daughter harlots became granddaughter harlots, and those who broke away from them became great granddaughters, etc. In other words, they are all harlots.

“Earth’s abominations” are the false doctrines and interpretations that the Catholic Church invented, which have resulted in our corrupt civilization. Trinitarianism started to enter into Christianity in the days of Paul. As the trinitarian pagans converted into Christianity, they brought their trinity with them. The trinity became Roman law with Constantine and his Council of Nicaea in 325 AD.

6 “And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her I marveled greatly.”

The “saints” and “martyrs of Jesus” are those persons whom the papacy caused to be killed from the time of the Council of Nicaea on, especially those killed by Charlemagne and during the Inquisition. These people did not go along with the abominations and the impurities that the Church invented and assimilated from paganism.

7 “But the angel said to me, ‘Why marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her.’”

The “beast with seven heads” is the United Nations, which is composed of all nations of the world. These various nations each have one or another of the seven different alive revealed religions: Jewish, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, and Baha'i. The ten horns are the ten nations that the Ottoman or Turkish Empire ruled over. Turkey ceased to rule over these nations when it was defeated as an ally of Germany in World War I. These ten nations then joined the League of Nations in 1921, and became the ten horns of the United Nations, or the beast.

8 “‘The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is to ascend from the bottomless pit and go to perdition; and the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will marvel to behold the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.’”

“Was” means that this beast existed in John’s vision. “Is not” means that it is not a reality in the world at the time John is receiving his vision. “Is to ascend” means that this beast will come into existence at a later time.

The “bottomless pit” is the pit of error or the waywardness of the world. It is symbolized at the end of the descending passageway in the Great Pyramid as the bottomless pit. “Go to perdition” means the beast will eventually be completely and utterly destroyed in the oncoming thermonuclear war.

The “foundation of the world” is the true Revelation of God. It is the Revelation of Baha'u'llah revealed in the 19th century. This foundation of the world is not the apostate Baha'i faith corrupted by the Covenant-breaking Ruhiyyih Khanum and the “Hands” who threw out the executive branch. This foundation of the world is alive in the world in those Baha'is who become educated by the teachings of Jesus the Lamb, and are firm in the provisions of the Covenant of Baha'u'llah.

“The dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life” of the Lamb are those people who do not recognize and accept this Revelation as explained by the Lamb. By not being written in the Lamb’s “book of life,” they go blindly into the fire of the thermonuclear war that is about to take place.

9 “‘This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven hills on which the woman is seated;’”

The “seven hills” symbolize Rome, which is surrounded by seven hills. “The woman” is the Catholic Church or mother church (mother harlot), which is the seat of the trinitarian religion.

10 “‘they are also seven kings five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he comes he must remain only a little while.’”

The “seven kings” are those individuals or dynasties that have caused the corruption of each of God’s Religions.

The “five have fallen.” These are the founders of the dynasties that took over the Jewish, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Muslim, and Buddhist religions. Like the Bani Umayyads who corrupted Islam at the passing of Muhammad, those who corrupted these religions are no longer in existence.

The “one is” refers to the papacy that corrupted Christianity beginning in the days of the apostles, and which continues to exist until it is destroyed in the fire with the beast. The Catholics claim that the papacy was the successor to Peter who had gone to Rome. This is supposed to give the papacy of Rome its authority. The king or dynasty who “has not yet come” refers to the “Hands faith,” which is the apostate Baha'i faith. By doing away with the executive branch of the administration and opposing the continuation of the Davidic Kingship at the head of the Universal House of Justice (which Shoghi Effendi had placed as the president of his embryonic Universal House of Justice), these apostate Baha'is have violated Baha'u'llah’s Covenant and thus corrupted God’s Revelation to mankind for this day.

Baha'u'llah, a descendant of King David, continued the Davidic (lineage) Kingship in the world by appointing His son 'Abdu'l-Baha to be His successor when He died (see Rev. 4:2). `Abdu’l-Baha continued this Davidic lineage by adopting Mason Remey to be his son. Shoghi Effendi continued this lineage by appointing 'Abdu'l-Baha’s son Mason Remey to be the head of the first International Baha'i Council. This council is Shoghi Effendi’s son and his successor that is to go through four stages and effloresce into the Universal House of Justice. These “Hands,” who were the Hands of Shoghi Effendi and were to cease to exist as Hands with the passing of Shoghi Effendi, took over the administration at his passing and offensively went against Shoghi Effendi and threw out his four-stage plan for a plan of their own. In their plan, they set up a Headless Monster (without the executive head), which they called the Universal House of Justice, in the place of Baha'u'llah’s Universal House of Justice.

It is this Headless Monster that the Covenant-breakers adhere to today, making them the laughing stock of this century. No one in his right mind would go for these shenanigans except simpletons and fools who don’t use their intellects that God gave them, and the principle of the “independent investigation of truth” that Baha'u'llah gave them. They don’t seek the truth for themselves and thus go into perdition.

11 “‘As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to perdition.’”

The “eighth” beast is a religious irreligion. It replaces the religion of God. It is a political union. It lacks the spiritual, therefore it is a beast. It has created a civilization that separates church (religion) from statehood. The United States pioneered this religion. Now, following the United States, most of the countries on earth are of this new religion, that is, secular. These include the four world powers: the United States, England, France, and Russia. These four beast countries sit on the Security Council of the United Nations, having, along with China, the veto power. Therefore, this beast controls the entire world, “and it goes to perdition,” meaning it goes into total destruction.

12 “‘And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast.’"

The “ten horns” represent the ten Arab or Islamic nations that were part of the dragon, the Ottoman or Turkish Empire that came to an end in 1921. When Russia attacks Israel in its move to stabilize the Mideast, these ten nations will join in for one hour and support this attack. These nations imagine the end result to be the re-establishment of Islamic rule over all the other nations of the world.

13 “‘These are of one mind and give over their power and authority to the beast;’"

Their “power” is their oil. Their “authority” to be a viable religion is that they are Muslims, receiving their authority from God through Muhammad, Who was prophesied to come in both the Old and New Testaments.

14 “‘they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of Lords and King of Kings and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.’”

“For he is Lord of Lord and King of kings” is an interpolation. Bible scholars tell us that this phrase in this chapter was not found in the original text. All the nations of the world, including Islam, will oppose the Lamb. But when his explanations and commentaries are heard he will be accepted, as he is the establisher of God’s Cause that Baha'u'llah brought, and thus he will conquer those who come against him. His followers, those who recognize and accept his explanations, “are called and chosen and faithful.” That is, they are chosen by God, and are faithful to the Covenant of Baha'u'llah and the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha.

15 “And he said to me, ‘the waters that you saw, where the harlot is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.’”

The “harlot” is the corrupted Christian religion that is found in every country, the texts of which are translated into all the languages (tongues) of the world. The “waters” are the people who are corrupted by the false interpretations and theologies invented by the Christian clergy. This harlot also applies to the corrupted Baha'i faith that was corrupted by the Arch Covenant-breakers and established in all nations, peoples, and tongues.

16 “‘And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire’” (KJV).

The “ten horns” are the ten countries that the Turkish Empire ruled over. In 1921, with the collapse of this Ottoman Empire, these ten countries (horns) joined the United Nations, which is the beast. Thus, these ten Islamic countries placed these horns on the beast. These ten horns (Islamic countries) hate the harlot, which is the trinitarian Christian religion. Muhammad exposed the trinity as a corruption of Christianity. Muhammad said: “Why say three? There is but one God.”

17 “‘for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and giving over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.’"

These people know from the writings of Muhammad that the incarnate god or trinitarian doctrine is a lie, and they hate the Catholic Church for incorporating this pagan doctrine of Semiramis into Christianity. By joining with Russia and causing a nuclear war, they know they can bring about the destruction of this harlot. They aim to get the Christians into a war, destroying each other. They believe they would then be able to make Islam the world power, but the Lamb will conquer them with his explanations and commentaries.

18 “‘And the woman that you saw is the great city which has dominion over the kings of the earth.’”

The Catholic Church (“the woman”) and Rome (“the great city”) reigns over the “kings of the earth” through the influence of the trinitarian doctrine and the papacy.