Where do we start to explain how the Desposynic Church (Jerusalem Church) was dis-empowered and how the Roman Empire’s Paulist Church was formed and established?
Let start with the Florentine Poet Dante Alighieri’s summation in the “The Inferno”. Of course later articles will have to backtrack...for it goes far deeper. The issue of Paulist heresy still must be dealt with.
He concentrated the issue in a few short lines about “the first rich father” , Pope Silvester ( first actual “Pope“, 314 A.D, Papa [Pater Pateruum, “father of fathers“] , of the Roman Empire) who was installed by mutual agreement with the 31 year old Germanic warrior king, self installed Roman Emperor Constantine , the newly crowned victor of Rome .
Ahi ! Costatin! Di quanto mal fu matre
Non la tua conversion, ma quella dote
Che te presse il primo rico patre!
Alas! Constantine! What evil you bore into the world!
Not by your conversion, but by that dowry
Which the first rich father took from you!
Now what was the meaning of this? It meant that the presbyters, bishops were instructed by Jesus to be only Spiritual brothers and ministers. ( VL: Prester = priest, LL: Presbyter = Elder)( OE : Bisceop, LL: Episcopus = watcher, overseer).
A brother would oversee his Father’s children, not rule over them , as a caring sibling. He would not mislead, suffer or murder them
And as Jesus indicated to Pilate, “ My kingdom is not of this world.”
Though , Jesus’ Father’s subjects and children were in this world and that is who He came to claim. The lost. The captive. The sick.
But just as Constantine was a warrior king so was Jesus. But much more. He was a warrior, prophet, priest and King of all God the Most High’s creation , which is all that seen and unseen.
That’s why he received His inheritance as He indicated when he said,” All authority on heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”(Matt 28)
The end of the age of Pisces.
One has to realize who Constantine was to put this history in the right context.
He was a Germanic pagan. He didn’t actually convert. Well not if you want to take Jesus’ command to His disciples at face value when He told them to Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. That’s where the true conversion begins for the human being. The then receiving of the Holy Spirit, the Lord the giver of Life.
It wasn’t until on his death bed , on May 22, 337 A.D., that Constantine asked for and received baptism. During that time before his baptism he was a fraud. Violating commandments of Yeshua. And it's not like he didn't know they existed!
He did not repent for these sins which included the execution of his own Queen Fausta for perjury, the execution of “ Christian heretics”- the Donatists, the Arians,the Ebionites. All in the short 23 years that had passed from the time he installed “Pope Silvester” until his time of baptism.
He told those around his deathbed that he had waited too long for the baptism of Jesus.
Imagine if he hadn’t had ulterior motives and agendas to meet he might have immediately had asked Bishop Miltiades for baptism in 314 A.D. and he still would have done much more good andNO evil.
But he was a Pagan. He worshipped the Roman and Greek Pantheon. Many of these “deities” required defilement of humanity. This was the beginning of the defilement of the “Way” of Yeshua. Satan had taken possession of the relics,sacraments and congregation of the "Way" through the enticement, bait and entrapment of mammon, temporal power and prestige.
The Empirical Dragon of Rome would now seek out and go to war against the Desposyni , distorting, removing and destroying their history, documentation and memory and then it would go forth to deceive and subjugate the elect of the nations for a prescribed period.
Jerusalem and the Temple had already been destroyed.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Andthe great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.’
References: "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Church" by Rev.Malachi Martin.