Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Pope John Paul II and his Upside Down Cross

In March 2000, Pope John Paul II, Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, was at the Sea of Galilee giving a speech about peace. This is the place where the Beatitudes were preached by Jesus Christ. Some people have spread rumours and lies concerning the cross on the back of the Pope's chair, in which he sat during his speech. The cross is upside down, an inverted cross. It is true that there was an upside down cross on the Pope's seat. Many people have spread the lie that this represents Satanism.

Although the upside-down cross can possibly represent Satanism, it does not do so exclusively, and certainly not in this case. The Cross on the back of the Pope's seat is called St. Peter's Cross. St. Peter, the chief apostle, was crucified upside-down for his beliefs. This was done on Peter's request, who believed he was unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as Christ.

As Catholics, we believe the Pope is the successor of Peter, the first Pope. As such, the upside-down cross is a fitting symbol to be placed on the Pope's Chair during his visit to Israel.

There is a lot of anti-catholic propaganda on the Internet. Hopefully you read this article if you were seeking information on this subject. People who are against the Catholic Church will sometimes distort or invent information to purposely deceive people into believing falsehoods. The ones to blame mostly for this are those who invent falsehoods simply for their anti-catholic agendas. We should pray for these people, as well as for the victims of their false information.

15 comments:

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  2. Thank you so much for explaining this. Keep up your good work.

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  3. your explanation just made it more clear to me that you depend your salvation to these men pretending to represent God. what would it benefit your soul to hail peter or pope john? nothing. THERE IS NO OTHER NAME UNDER THE HEAVEN WHICH WAS GIVEN TO MEN WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED. read the bible and read again and again...

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  4. the catholic church is not catholic.... they say amen after all their prayers liek every other religion they say "AMEN" AMEN RA the god of life ancient egyptian time when we say amen we are praying to amen ra not jesus not god the catholic church explains the devil as the father of lies look how much the church has lied about are they the devil? also 2000 years before this cross on the chair they explained the cross as a sign of the devil... now just in one year we can say its the sign of peter and thats that? hahaha they are not as smart as they think they are just so powerful they can do what they want

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    1. Er, no. It's 'Amun Ra' - originally Αμμων (Ammon), the Greek form of Egyptian Ymn. It means 'hidden' in Ancient Egyptian. Amen, however, is Hebrew for 'absolutely! - אָמֵן

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  5. read the bible again and again GRAB A BIBLE FROM 1990'S AND READ A BIBLE FROM RIGHT NOW I GUARANTEE OVER A THOUSAND THINGS HAVE CHANGED THESE LIEING FUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. they are the richest people in the world for a reason.. if you think about it its just another business he is getting paid to be the pope wether he likes or not hes getting paid more than us for sitting on his ass teaching about false prophets, if you wanna look at god go look in the mirror you can create life you can also take it away can you not?

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  7. Jesus said; "everyone who exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted"(Luke18:14). St. Peter was crucified upside down because he did not feel he deserved to die in the same manner as Jesus. Therefore, since 64AD, the upside down cross or "St. Peter's Cross" is a symbol of Peter's humility and great love for Jesus.

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  8. Which Bible should I pick up...NAB, NIV, King James or the other 50+ translations that over 30,000 protestant denominations claim is the most accurate. Some protestant churches teach once saved always saved other do not. Some protestant churches practice birth control others do not. These contradictions in dogma go on and on in the 30,000 protestant denominational churches. Jesus told Simon, " you are Kepha (Peter-Rock)and on this Kepha (Peter-Rock) I will build my church. The gates of hell shall not overcome you". So, have you figured out what Bible I should read.

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  9. many dear Roman Catholics have been lied to about this Inverted Cross. They are told that this is the cross on which the Apostle Peter was crucified. Indeed, Peter was crucified upside down because he felt unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as his Lord and Savior. However, historical records indicate that, while Peter was nailed on the cross upside down, the cross was set in the ground just the same upright way that the Roman executioners always set it. In other words, the cross was not inverted! Peter was inverted, not the cross. This convenient lie was told a long time ago within the Catholic Church to hide the fact that the usage of this cross was taken directly from hard-core Satanism. Do not be deceived on this point!

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    1. Agreed. Stand your ground anonymous. Speak truth. Satanist use an upside down cross to "drain " the glory of God.

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    2. >However, historical records indicate that...

      Please identify these records.

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    3. > Satanist use an upside down cross to "drain " the glory of God.

      Erm...God's glory can be "drain[ed]"?!

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  10. As Catholics, we believe the"" Pope is the successor of Peter"", the first Pope. As such, the upside-down cross is a fitting symbol to be placed on the Pope's Chair during his visit to Israel.???? What is your basis? I didnt even know Disciple Peter's had been visiting Rome...if you have verse from the Bible, not the Papal...i will believe that. Remember Roman Catholic was once ally of Nazis.

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  11. > What is your basis?

    The basis for what? The basis for the Pope being the successor to Peter? The quick answer is to point to the Christian witnesses of the early centuries, such as Irenaeus (AD 190) in his work "Against Heresies".

    > I didnt even know Disciple Peter's had been visiting Rome...if you have verse from the Bible, not the Papal...i will believe that.

    Why would you expect there to be an explicit reference in the Bible? It's not a complete thorough history of the Church.

    However, if you're willing to accept the testimony of Early Christians (and I don't know why you wouldn't), we have evidence from Clement (AD 90), Ignatius (AD 110), Irenaeus (AD 190), Tertullian (AD 200), ...

    If you refuse to accept these witnesses then I would be interested to know what you believe about the Early Church, since these are our chief witnesses. What do you think happened to Peter? How did he die? What about Paul? What happens to him after the end of Acts of the Apostles?

    If you reject these early witnesses, it would also be interesting to hear how you selected which books would be in your copy of the New Testament. After all, it is through such witnesses that the New Testament documents were both selected and preserved.

    > Remember Roman Catholic was once ally of Nazis

    I would love to hear your defense of this statement. On what primary sources are you basing this accusation?

    Should I to conclude that you haven't heard of the encyclical "Mit Brennender Sorge" (14/03/1937)? Have you also not come across the many priest martyrs of the Nazi regime, such as St. Maximilian Kolbe?

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