PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAPS!
"Vatican" literally means "Divining Serpent," and is derived from Vatis =
Diviner and Can = Serpent. Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica were
built on the ancient pagan site called in Latin vaticanus mons or vaticanus collis, which means hill or mountain of prophecy.
The word derives from the Latin vates, which means "tellers of the
future." This name was the name given to a hillside on the west bank of
the Tiber River in Rome because daily lineups of fortunetellers used to
hawk their "wares" there to passersby on the street. In the fourteenth
century, when the papacy was returned to Rome from Avignon (France), the
present-day Vatican became the residence of the popes, and the word
came to refer to the enclave in the middle of Rome that had become the
seat of the Roman Catholic Church.
Source: Incredible Book of
Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities, by Nino Lo Bello, Liguori
Publications, Copyright 1998, ISBN 0-7648-0171-6, page 135.
Purple and Scarlet are the the most prolific colors of the Roman
Catholic church. Rome is a city that sits on seven hills. Many other
cities claim this about themselves as well - but Rome is known as "The
City That Sits on Seven Hills." The Roman Catholic church has a bloody
history of killing Christians - (remember the crusades and the
Inquisitions?) The RCC is connected directly or indirectly with many
governments of the world. With all of this mind, read the following
4 The woman was dressed in
purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and
pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things
and the filth 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.
6 I saw that the woman was drunk with
the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.
When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.
7 Then the angel said to
me: "Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the
woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten
8 The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will
come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of
the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the
creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast,
because he once was, now is not, and yet will come.
9 "This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits.