Nuggets from Occult Invasion |

Dave Hunt

Far from succeeding Peter, the popes (as history testifies) were the successors of Constantine and other Roman emperors. They laid claim to imperial authority through a fraudulent document they circulated in the Middle Ages known as The Donation of Constantine. To impose “Christianity,” the popes acquired their own armies and navies and enough military might to rule the world. As one Catholic historian admits:

“From the Donation, it is plain that the Bishop of Rome [Pope] looked like Constantine,

lived like him, dressed like him, inhabited his palaces, ruled over his lands, had exactly the

same imperial outlook … lord[ing] it over church and state. Only seven hundred years after Peter died, the popes had become obsessed with power and possessions. Peter’s [alleged] successors [had become] … the masters of the world. They … dress in purple like Nero and call themselves Pontifex Maximus.”

Historian R. W. Southern declared: “During the whole medieval period there was in Rome a single spiritual and temporal authority [the Papacy] exercising powers which in the end exceeded those that had ever lain within the grasp of a Roman emperor.” One eighteenth-century historian counted 95 popes who claimed divine power to depose kings and emperors. Historian Walter James wrote that Pope Innocent III (1198– 1216), who abolished the Roman senate, “held all Europe in his net.” He “murdered far more Christians in one afternoon … than any Roman emperor did in his entire reign,” confessed a Catholic historian. Of this pope, who never lost a battle, historian R. W. Thompson wrote:

“[Kings] Philip Augustus and Henry IV quailed before him, and Peter II of Aragon and

John of England ignominiously consented to convert their kingdoms into spiritual fiefs and

to hold them in subordination to him … paying an annual tribute.”

Christ had said, “My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight … (John:18:36). Yet those who claimed to be Christ’s vicars commanded armies in His name that looted and massacred, that sacked cities and deposed kings. Waving what they claimed was His cross, these tyrants wrested the kingdoms of the world from their rulers, amassed great personal wealth, and often lived lives of unrestrained debauchery and evil. With good reason the thousand-year period of history preceding the Reformation was called “the Dark Ages.”