Bible Warns George Washington’s Family Crest Is Sign of Babylon And Mark of the Beast
He displayed this crest, identified in the Book of Daniel, proudly throughout the revolutionary war
By Greg Szymanski, JD
Nov. 14, 2009
Those who deny George Washington’s connections to the Jesuits and being involved with a hidden Luciferian New World agenda need to read the following article reprinted below from a Catholic publication.
Those critics need also examine the Washington family crest, which Washington displayed proudly on his uniform during the American Revolution.
It is the contention of researchers, who consider Washington nothing more than a traitor like Jefferson and Franklin, that he had been hand picked by Jesuit General Lorenzo Ricci and Jesuit Bishop and land baron, John Carrol, to carry out the Order’s hidden agenda and dirty work.
Washington’s family crest is quite revealing and shows his true colors and since symbols are important to the occult, does his crest reveal his hidden agenda was tied together with the Jesuits?
Let God’s word, as Bible believers declare, in the Book of Daniel be our confirming authority.
“The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.” Daniel 7:4.
This refers to the Babylonian Empire, which reigned supreme in Daniel’s time. Washington’s family crest remarkably is what Daniel warned us about.
As explained on a Washington memorial website, here is a description of the crest now imprinted on Washington artifacts such as fine china plates, sold for profit to the public:
George Washington’s Family Crest features a griffin, a mythical beast with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion.
The crest was part of the Washington family’s full coat of arms. Washington used the crest on his silver throughout his life.
The crest was also cast into four iron firebacks that Washington purchased in Philadelphia in 1787.
Three intelligent Bible readers were contacted regarding Washington’s family crest and its significance according to the Book of Daniel.
John Daniels and Tom Freiss agreed with the above interpretation that it was remarkably similar to what Daniel prophesized while Eric Jon Phelps disagreed, saying:
“Babylon has nothing to do with the Washington family crest any more than the Lion of the Tribe of Judah has any relation to Babylon.”
Here is another interpretation, agreeing with Freiss and Daniels and disagreeing with Phelps. The following is taken from http://biblicalstudies.ozwide.net.au/mark_of_the_beast_666.html.
The description of a beast is given in the New Testament book of Revelation chapter 13:14-18. “And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
Identifying the Beast
Now that we have read the quote we need to identify the beast, but before we talk about the Beast we need to understand the back-ground and history preceding the Beast. The best place to begin is in the book of Daniel, which deals greatly with prophecy, from the 6th century B.C. down to the end of time.
The interpretation of the symbols used in Bible prophecy has not been left to human guesswork. Prophecy is history written in advance, and the book of Daniel provides the key to understanding it. A beast in prophecy symbolizes a king or kingdom. “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.” Daniel 7:17 and “The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,” Daniel 7:23 indicate this. Note that ‘king’ and ‘kingdom’ are used interchangeably. Daniel 7:3 states that these four kings “came up from the sea”, and sea or waters in prophecy represents “peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” Revelation 17:15. In chapter 7 of Daniel we have the then current, and future kingdoms of the world presented to the prophet. “The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.” Daniel 7:4. This refers to the Babylonian Empire, which reigned supreme in Daniel’s time.
“And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.” Daniel 7:5. This symbol too is the same as the one found in Daniel 2:39. The kingdom which followed Babylon was Medo-Persia. This was a dual monarchy with the Medes ruling first, the later the Persians. The prophecy indicates this aspect by noting that the bear ‘raised up itself on one side’. The three ribs represented other powers overthrown in its rise to dominance, namely Lydia, Babylon and Egypt.
“After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.” Daniel 7:6. This symbol also represents the same power as the one presented in Daniel 2:39. It was the Grecian empire under Alexander the Great which overthrew the Persians, and when he died his kingdom was divided into four parts, as symbolized by the four heads.
The Fourth Beast
“After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.” Daniel 7:7. This symbol is again the same power as the one represented in Daniel 2:40. The fourth universal power to rule the world after Daniel’s day was pagan Rome. It was so different from any beast Daniel knew that he was unable to name it. It was indescribable. The ten horns are noted in Daniel 7:24 as “ten kings that shall arise”. It is in fact that the Roman Empire was split up into ten smaller kingdoms between the years 351 and 476 A.D.
Their ancient and modern names are:
1. Alemanni – Germany
2. Franks – France
3. Anglo-Saxons – England
4. Burgundians – Switzerland
5. Visigoths – Spain
6. Suevi – Portugal
7. Lombards – Italy
The Little Horn
“I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.” Daniel 7:8. This verse gives two identifying marks to locate the ‘little horn’ in history. It came up ‘among’ the ten horns (kingdoms) and ‘three’ of the original ten were overthrown in its rise to power. Later, in Daniel 7:24, another identifying mark is given. The little horn would come up ‘after’ the ten horns. There is only ONE power in all history that fits this description. In Rome itself in the very centre of the fractured empire there arose after 476 A.D. the PAPACY, the one-man government of the Catholic church. In its rise to power three of the Gothic tribes, the Heruli, the Vandals, and the Ostrogoths, were overthrown and disappeared from history. The reigning power of these kings passed to the Pope. The power of the Papacy was established by the decree of Justinian in 533 A.D. and was carried out by force of arms in 538 A.D. with the overthrow of the Ostrogoths by Justinian’s general, Belisarius.
More identifying marks are given in Daniel 7:25. It says that he “shall wear out the saints of the most High”, indicating great persecution. No reader of history will deny the role of the Papacy in this. The dreadful persecution of the Dark Ages have indeed blackened the pages of history.
Then he shall “think to change times and laws”. This the Papacy has done by disposing of the second commandment (forbidding the worship of idols) and changing the fourth (the only one dealing with time). A false day of worship has been set up in place of the original seventh-day Sabbath kept by Christ and the apostles.
The next identification leaves no doubts, as no other power on earth could fit the prediction. That is, he shall reign for 1260 years. This is mentioned twice in Daniel and five times in Revelation, as follows: “time, times, and an half” (Time = 1 Bible year of 360 days, times = 2 Bible years, an half = 1/2 Bible year; totalling 1,260) in Daniel 7:25, 12:7 and Revelation 12:14; “forty and two months” in Revelation 11:2 and 13:5; and “a thousand two hundred and threescore days” in Revelation 11:3 and 12:6 (A prophetic calendar year of 360 days, or 12 months of 30 days each, is used in Bible chronology).
This power, then, would reign supreme for 1260 days, each day standing for a year, or 1260 years (Ezekiel 4:6, Numbers 14:34); from 538 A.D., when the last of the opposing ‘horns’ was uprooted, till 1798. In that year Berthier, one of Napoleon’s generals, took the French army to Rome, made the Bishop of Rome, Pope Pius VI prisoner, and carried him to France where he died. The civil power of the Papacy finally ceased and a republic was set up in Rome.
1260 year time line
But the prophecy regarding the Papacy didn’t end there.
Look at a few references regarding the Papacy’s 1260 years of supremacy, in the book of Revelation. Starting at chapter 13 we find verses 1 to 10 talking again about the Papacy’s rise to power out of the fallen Roman Empire, its great power during the 1260 years, and the deadly wound it received at the end of that period. Verse 3 says, “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” We see from Daniel 7:21, 22 that this power would exist right up until Christ’s second coming.
We have now positively identified the Beast of Revelation 13:14 – 18 as the Papacy or the Roman Catholic Church, but who is the image of the beast that is mentioned?
The Beast With Lamb-like Horns Makes The Image To The Beast
In between its deadly wound and its rise back to power another beast is brought to view in Revelation 13:11, 12. “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”
‘Then I saw another BEAST . . .’
The Symbols The Meaning
Arises out of the earth. Rev.13:11 Arises in some new vacant or sparsely populated land.
Arises about the time the sea beast is falling. Rev. 13:10 Grows into a nation about the time the Papal overthrow – (1798)
Has two lamb-like horns – verse 11 Two Christ-like principles give it strength (civil and religious liberty)
Has no crowns on the horns – verse 11 Not a monarchy – some form of republic.
Exercises power equal to the first beast. Rev. 13:12 Becomes a formidable if not supreme world power.
This “beast coming up out of the earth” is a nation that comes up in a wilderness area. It is a country discovered, not conquered. It has “two horns like a lamb” indicating youth, gentleness and represents civil and religious freedom. But “he spake as a dragon,” “exerciseth all the power of the first beast” and “causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast.”
Only one power in history meets these five prophetic specifications, namely the United States of America. We see from verse 14 that it began with a humble nature but turns arbitrary towards the end of time. We see that it makes an Image to the Beast – an exact copy of what the Papacy was during its 1260 year rule. When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result.
Prophecy reveals that America will exalt Sunday sacredness, which is the Mark of the Papacy’s authority to make up its own laws; and that the whole world will follow! It is the boast of the Papacy that it can change the Law of God, the ten commandments. This will become the deciding issue in the future, even to the point of death (Revelation 13:14, 15.). The LAW of GOD or the laws of men?
Note that at this time “he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men” “insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Revelation 13:13 and Matthew 24:24).
The Papacy claims the change of the Sabbath to the first day of the week was her act and is the mark of her authority in religious things.
‘Question: Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?’
‘Answer: Had she not such power she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her; she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no scriptural authority.’
(‘A Doctrinal Catechism’, by the Rev. Stephen Kennan, p.174)
‘Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change was her act . . . and the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.’
‘If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath Day. In keeping Sunday they are following a law of the Catholic Church.’
(Albert Smith, Chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, replying for the Cardinal in a letter of February 10, 1920.)
The following article taken from a Catholic website and forum reveals more interesting connections between Washington and beast in Rome:
George Washington’s Conversion to Catholicism
By Ben Emerson
George Washington, the first president of the United States, served from 1789 to 1797 in that capacity. A popular slogan concerning him was that he was “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
On December 13, 1799, Washington (aged 67 years) was exposed to a storm of sleet and developed a cold. He rested in bed at his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
On the morning of the 14th at 3:00, he had a severe attack of membranous croup. At daybreak, Mrs. Washington sent for the only physician, Dr. Craik. Two other physicians also came, but all three together could not save him. Washington died between 10:00 and 11:00 that night.
About four hours before Washington’s death, Father Leonard Neale, a Jesuit priest was called to Mount Vernon from St. Mary’s Mission across the Piscataway River. Washington had been an Episcopalian, but was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church that night. After Washington’s death, a picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary and one of St. John were found among the effects on an inventory of articles at his home
George Washington had an interest in Roman Catholicism for many years. His servant Juba stated that the General made the Sign of the Cross before meals. He may have learned this practice from his Catholic lieutenants, John Fitzgerald or Stephen Moylan. At Valley Forge, Washington had forbidden during “Pope’s Day,” the burning in effigy of the Roman Pontiff. As President, Washington slipped into a Catholic Church several times to attend Sunday Mass.
Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903) praised George Washington highly in an encyclical Longinque Oceani of January 6, 1893, to the bishops of America:“We highly esteem and love exceedingly the young and vigorous American nation, in which we plainly discern latent forces for the advancement alike of civilization and of Christianity… Without morality the State cannot endure – a truth which that illustrious citizen of yours, whom we have just mentioned [‘the great Washington’] with a keenness of insight worthy of his genius and statesmanship perceived and proclaimed… Thanks are due to the equity of the laws which obtain in America and customs of the well-ordered Republic. For the Church amongst you, unopposed by the Constitution and the government of your nation, fettered by no hostile legislation, protected against violence by the common laws and the impartiality of the tribunals, is free to live and act without hindrance.” Washington was a student of the writings on political philosophy of St. Robert Bellarnine and St. Thomas Aquinas. George Washington, James Madison, and some of the other Founding Fathers incorporated into the Constitution in 1787 some of these two saints’ ideas about how to set up a Republic.
In a like manner, Thomas Jefferson had studied these saints and incorporated some of their concepts into the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
A question, therefore, the reader can pose to friends is as follows: Who was the first man who served as U.S. President, who was at the time of his death a Roman Catholic? Most people will say John F. Kennedy, but the correct answer is George Washington, the Father of our Country.