BiBLe PRoPHeCY & ReVeLaTioN
Q & A SeSSioNS
WiTH eRiC JoN PHeLPS,
auTHoR oF “VaTiCaN aSSaSSiNS”
The following question & answer sessions with Eric Jon Phelps were drawn from six different exchanges with a various truth-seekers. I am posting this for your own consideration and am neither advocating nor disadvocating the accuracy of these interpretations.I would recommend that these matters be considered both together & separately with “Vatican Assassins” author Eric Phelps’ research into the Jesuit/Vatican/Knights of Malta control of the New World Order.Clearly the matter of Biblical prophecy interpretation is, to a degree, more speculative than research into covert global power structures. However, the occult nature & infiltration & manipulation of religious & spiritual institutions via the international secret society network links ancient times & places within the “fertile crescent” running east to west from Mesopotamia through the Levant through to Egypt to the modern day & to Europe, the British Isles & America.
It is for this reason that the Bible prophecies that centre on the Old Testament Book of Daniel & the New Testament Book of Revelation should be given serious consideration, whether one regards them as divine-inspired prophecy or as a blueprint laid down by the ancient predecessors to today’s Jesuit-controlled Illuminati/Masonic network for the latter to follow.
In the interests of impartiality I will reserve comment & let the reader contemplate the following, do any further research themselves & come to their own conclusions.
If a Bible is sought for a wider contextual understanding, then I would recommend the original Authorised 1611 King James Version or the Sword Bible Easy Reading KJV as the most accurate.
In truth & awareness -
BIBLE PROPHECY & REVELATION Q & A SESSION 1 (DRAWN FROM 4 DIFFERENT EXCHANGES):Hi Eric,I have a question regarding Revelations (well actually I have alot of questions but don’t know where to get answers).
I was reading chapter 17 of Revelations. I know there are some who claim it is a reference to the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church, but I don’t see why the chapter was written in the style it was, and what does alot of it mean.
It is indeed Rome as per 17:18. The woman is a city that sits on seven mountains/hills and politically rules over the kings of the earth. This is the pope’s temporal power controlling the governments of all nations.
17.2 with whom the kings of the earth commited fornication??? If that is supposed to refer to the Pope, why was the word “fornication” used, I will assume the kings is intended to mean political leaders, or does it merely mean royal kings, and I will also assume the leaders or kings haven’t been fornicating with the Pope. This would suggest that the quote doesn’t really mean anything if they haven’t been fornicating with each other.
It is an unclean political union that violates the Lord’s creation of individual sovereign nations. The woman is the city; the fornication is the unclean union, and the kings are the political leaders committing this unclean political union of their nations with the city of Rome.
More specifically I am thinking about the next lines
17.3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour,
Purple is the color worn by all Bishops and Archbisops, and Red is the color worn by all the Cardinals.
and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls,
Rome parades her gold and precious stones throughout the Vatican.
having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
That golden cup is the cup the pope uses to celebrate the unbloody sacrifice of the mass. This is the satanic, entrancing religion that entices the kings of the earth to unite with her political power.
17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH
Ok, I have seen it suggested the seven heads can refer to the seven hills around Rome, but what is the ten horns???
That answer is found in Rev.17:10. The ten horns are ten kings that will give their governmental power to the Beast, the coming risen pope.
It says they are kings without kingdoms, but who does it mean, is it a reference to Cardinals in Rome, or people of other religions, or who exactly, and it is precise about 10 of them.
They are yet future, yet to come.
It says the 10 horns or kings will hate the woman? I don’t quite follow, as I understand it the 10 kings were with the “whore”, but then at the same time they devoured her, so what exactly is the book trying to say.
The ten kings will give their power to the Beast, the risen pope. The ten kings will then be used by the Beast to destroy the city in which houses the Vatican. It is the Beast and his ten kings that will destroy Roman Catholicism. Until that time, it will never cease to exist although its power may be dimished as it was during the Reformation.
17.16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
And why does it say it will be written “mystery babylon the great the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth”. I can’t imagine anyone openly writing those words on their forhead in the Vatican.
The Woman is the city of Rome. Rome is identified as Mystery Babyon as per that name written on the forehead of the woman symbolizing Rome.
And why Babylon the great, if the Revelation is supposed to refer to Rome, then why not say Rome instead of Babylon, unless the Vatican was to move to Babylon or Rome was to be renamed Babylon.
Rome is a literal city as per 17:18, and yet serves as a spiritual, religious Babylon in Rev.17. A literal city of policial, commercial Babylon is the Babylon of Rev. 18. Thus you are right. After the dead pope is risen from the dead and becomes the Beast, the devil’s world capital will be moved from Rome—then destroyed by the ten kings—to a literal rebuilt city of Babylon in the land of Shinar (Zechariah 5:5-11) which is also called Chaldea at that time of the end (Isa. 13:19), which we call Iraq today, in which will be the capital of the future King of Babylon (Isa. 14:4). That coming King of Babylon will be indwelt by Lucifer (Isa. 14:12-17), the devil who was cast out of heaven at mid-trib (Rev. 12:9, 13), who will then possess the body of the dead pope becoming the Beast (Rev. 13:3-5), who will then be that man of sin, the son of perdition (II Thess. 2:3) to rule the entire world for 42 months (Rev. 11:2) with the international city of Jerusalem serving as the religious capital of the world hosting a Third Hebrew Temple in its midst (Dan. 9:27; 12:11).
How can we assume that Revelation 17 is refering to the Vatican, considering Babylon is mentioned?
Do you interpret the beast power of Revelation 13:11 as the United States?
No. Revelation 13:1-2 refer to the Fourth World Empire (called a beast) as revealed in Daniel 7:7. “The little horn” of Daniel 8:9-14 refers to Antiochus Epiphanes, who was a type of the coming Roman antichrist, he also being described as “the little horn” of Daniel 7:8. Revelation 13:3-18 refers to a man (who is also called a beast). That man-beast has a number, 666 (Rev. 13:18). That man-beast is also “the little horn” of Daniel 7:8. That little horn is a man with eyes and a mouth of a man. That man, yet to be revealed, is the final pope, murdered and risen from the dead, inhabited by the devil for 42 months. This man will be son of perdition of II Thess, 2:3, the antichrist of I John 2:18.
How long will it be until they reveal the AntiChrist? Who do you think the AntiChrist is?
I believe that the Lord will appear for the physical bodies of his believers which compose His Church which is his Body, called the Body of Christ. The dead bodies will rise first, and those who have not physically died will be changed and caught up to be with the Lord and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (I Thess 4:13-18). Sometime thereafter the Roman pope will make a covenant or treaty with many nations including Israel for seven years. This will begin the Seventieth Week of Daniel. At mid trib the pope will be killed with a mortal wound while at that moment the devil will be cast out of heaven to the earth. He will indwell the pope’s dead body and the pope will be brought back to life to be the Beast of Rev. 13:3-18.
BIBLE PROPHECY & REVELATION Q & A SESSION 2:Dear Brother Eric,I believe that Revelation 17:10-11 describes a risen pope.
You talk about a risen pope too, and I suspect that our beliefs are very similar. My question to you is, are the coffin rituals used by Freemasonry and Skull and Bones initiation ceremonies a ritual enactment of this soon coming risen pope?
Is encoded into these coffin rituals a demonstration of esoteric demonic prophecy? Do they actually ritually foretell the story of what is actually about to transpire?
Absolutely. The devil has sought to be worshipped through a man by all peoples since the fall of Adam. The story of the Phoenix, the dying unclean bird rising from the dead out his own ashes, is a universal allegory of the devil’s plan for the future risen Papal Caesar. The same is true for the Christ-mass tree. It is cut down, and then symbolically brought back to life when placed in water inside the house with a “star” placed on top of the tree. That star is Satan, once Lucifer when he was the covering cherub over the throne of God, now giving life to the cut-down tree and illuminating the house. Both the Phoenix and the Christmass tree are perfect illustrations of the coming seventh king/Caesar/Pope of Revelation 17:10.
Has this possibility ever occurred to you? This came to me while prayerfully meditating on the scriptures last night.
While meditating on Revelation 17:10-11, suddenly it occurred to me that, in the Freemasonic ritual, the candidate is accosted by “3 ruffians”, the last of which strikes a mortal blow ritually killing the candidate who plays the role of the Masonic Messiah Hiram Abiff who supposedly built Solomon’s Temple. He is lowered into a casket and ritually buried. Then the candidate is raised by “the Lion’s grip” (lion/Babylon/RCC) back to life and illuminated.
The lion is in this context, the devil. The devil is likened to a lion in I Peter 5:8. At the middle of the Seventieth Week of years as spoken of by Gabriel to the prophet Daniel, the King/Caesar/pope is killed. This is the mortal sword wound of the man who will become “the beast” of Revelation 13:3 and 12. At the time the pope rises from the dead becoming the beast, the devil is cast out of heaven and confined to the earth (Rev. 12:9). He then indwells the body of the pope and is given power to bring the dead pope back to life. The human spirit and soul of the man is brought back into the body of the dead pope and Satan also indwells that same body. As Satan entered Judas (John 13:27), even so will Satan enter the body of the risen pope. Both Judas and the Antichrist/Beast/Risen Pope are called sons of perdition (John 17:12; II Thess. 2:3). The “beast” of Revelation 13:1-2 is the fourth world kingdom; the “beast” of Revelation 13:3-18 is the man illustrated as the wounded head of 13:3. Further, the number of the beast, 666 (seen throughout the Vatican), is the number, not of a kingdom but of “a man” (13:18). As you know, the universal product code is based on 666 so that during the Great Tribulation (the last half of the 70th Week) no one will be able to buy or sell without the use of that number as well as the mark or the name of the beast. I am guessing that the name of the risen pope turned Antichrist will be “SET” and his mark may well be either the six-pointed hexagram, erroneously called “the star of David,” or “IHS. The scriptures are not specific as to this speculation, however.
Is this the risen pope? Is the candidate, playing the role of Hiram Abiff who the Masons believe “built Solomon’s Temple” really none other than the coming risen pope who will rebuild Solomon’s Temple?
Yes. The risen pope, via his Masonic Knights Templars (Templars referring to the Temple, i.e., Knights of the Temple of Solomon) will have already built the Third Hebrew Temple. (Every Masonic temple is patterned after Solomon’s temple.)It will be in use during the first 3 1/2 years of the Seventieth Week. For at mid-week, for the sacrifice and oblation to cease, there must be a Temple and a Hebrew priesthood in Jerusalem.
The Skull and Bones ritual is very similar, but it contains an advanced development. The candidate is presented before “3 statues”. One is a likeness of the pope. The candidate must kiss his toe. The second is a likeness of Hiram Abiff, the “builder of Solomon’s Temple”. And the third is a likeness of Don Quixote, who is actually none other than Ignatius Loyola, whose real first name was Don. Don Quixote (the Jesuit General) strikes the candidate with a SWORD and makes him a “Knight of Eulogia”. Eulogia is an ancient term used to describe what is now known as the Eucharist.
GREAT FIND! This makes total sense now! Further, I just ordered a book on how the first Taft who was in Skull and Bones did all that he could to benefit the Papacy. Further, the Knights of Columbus also employ the skull and bones symbol with black and silver—the uniform color of the Nazi SS. I have the symbol in VAIII. Skull and Bones–the Knights of the Eucharist!!!!!! This perfectly explains the domestic and foreign policies of Knight George Bush.
I found this fact on the New Advent website, an official website of the RCC. Then the candidate is lowered nude into a casket and must reveal all his sexual indiscretions and fantasies thereby swearing himself to secrecy on pain of blackmail. Then he is raised or “born again” in illumination. Is this a detailed foretelling of the soon to be resurrected pope as you and I believe?
Has the greatest Satanic deception ever to be perpetrated upon mankind been for centuries foretold and ritually rehearsed in all these esoteric Masonic burial and resurrection rituals?
In these regards, JPII was buried in a wood coffin engraven with an esoteric cross and letter M (Masonic).
The M stands for Melchisedec, the Priest-King of Salem—Jerusalem.
That wooden coffin was placed in a leaden coffin with a skull and crossbones (Jesuit trademark) engraven on it. Then that leaden coffin was solder sealed (for which purpose seems blatantly obvious to me NOW), and then placed in another coffin before burial. Despite the usual and historical secrecy maintained by the Vatican surrounding the burial of popes, the Vatican actually published pictures of all this stuff. I saw them on Thomas Richard’s site. I find these startling revelations almost as a theatrical set up for what is about to literally happen.
Agreed. They are looking for the coming risen pope. But that is years in the future. By that time JPII’s body will be dust. The murdered pope will be brought back to life within days of his murder.
Now rumors are floating that the Vatican can’t detect a body in JPII’s grave. Obviously they have used some sort of ground penetrating radar to examine the grave. Why do all of this if they didn’t have something well up their sleeve?
I’m telling you, Eric. The Vatican is preparing the world for the greatest deception ever known to man! And I now believe that this has not only been known, but has been ritually rehearsed by Satan’s minions for thousands of years.
Agreed, and with the aid of the Black Pope’s International Intelligence Community perfected during the pope’s Cold War.
Many condemn me for giving credit to Satan as having the ability to “give life” or “raise the dead” as though it were some kind of apostasy crept into my beliefs. But everybody has forgotten the example set forth in II Samuel of the Witch at Endor who raised a demon impersonating Samuel.
That was Samuel in fact. That is why the witch screamed; he was not her typical demon.
And our Witch at Rome is about to do the very same thing!
God said, “thou shalt not suffer a WITCH to live”. We are supposed to starve that witch, and all her harlot daughters pursuant to Revelation 18:4. But we’ve not only fed her, but we’ve gotten back in bed with her, and now she’s going to raise up JPII to deceive the whole world.
Agreed, but the risen pope will be another, final pope to the exclusion of Benedict XVI also.
Sincerely in faith,
BIBLE PROPHECY & REVELATION Q & A SESSION 3:Hi EricI have also researched the issue of the Vatican and Jesuits and have found it to be as you say, that they are the ones causing all the wars and suffering on the planet and have been doing so for hundreds of years as described in the Bible. I do however have a few issues to bring up about your message.
You seem to imply that the Jews are still God’s chosen people. I disagree with this and the Bible makes this issue very clear. I’d like to refer to some texts from the Bible. Luke 13: 34-35. The Jews rejected Jesus and the prophets. This was also prophesied in Daniel 9, in the 70 week prophecy. It was when the Jews stoned Stephen that the message went to the Gentiles because the Jews had rejected the message. I was listening to one of your interviews with Greg Szymansnki and you said that Jesus cannot return until the Jews have been fully reinsated in Israel. Matthew 24:14 says, And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
It is clear. The nation of Israel composed of the racial descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (and thus Jacob’s twelve sons who fathered the twelve tribes of Israel spoken of by Christ in Matt. 19:28) has been “blinded” (II Corinthians 3:14-16) and set aside according to Romans 11:25. That blindness will continue until “the fulness of the Gentiles” is completed (Rom.11:25). Presently, the nation of Israel, is spiritually “not my people.” (Hosea 1:9). Physically, the nation is still bound by the unconditional promise given to Abraham in Genesis 15:7-21. Therefore, when I say that the Jews/Hebrews are still God’s chosen people, I mean this physically at present according to the Abrahamic covenant. There are racial Jews who are also spiritual Jews in Christ with circumcised hearts (Romans 2:29) and they are referred to as “the Israel of God.” Galatians 6:16 . The “elect” Jews have obtained salvation “in Christ” during this “dispensation of the grace of God” (Eph. 3:2), but the rest of the nation has been blinded (Rom. 11:7). That national blindness will continue until the nation is granted repentence at the second coming of Messiah to the Mt. of Olives (Zechariah 12:9-10).
The coming of Christ is dependent on the preaching of the Gospel, not the Jews.
Disagreed. The coming of Christ is according to the day which God the Father has pre-ordained, not any other human act or work. The gospel will be preached until the predetermined “fulness of the Gentiles” is come in, but that fulness will coincide with the “times and the seasons” God the Father has put in his own power (Acts 1:7). The decree of God and not the will of man has determined the second coming of Christ as well as the appearing of Christ for the bodies of his church prior to the Seventieth Week of Daniel.
You say yourself that the Jesuits have been instrumental in brining the Jews back to Israel for the purposes of making them fight with the Moslems so that ultimatley the Pope gets Jerusalem. I agree with this, but it is not God who’s sending them back, it’s the Jesuits.
No, God is bringing them back to their land according to Ezekiel 38:8, Zech. 12:6-8; Isa. 28:14-18, etc. They must be in the land of Israel and a third temple must be built if the words of Jesus Christ will be literally fulfilled in Matt. 24:15. But the devil is also bringing them back via his Jesuits for the purpose of attempting their final annihilation in one geographic location (Rev. 12:5-6, 14-15). If the devil has his way, Israel will be the graveyard for the world’s Jews. But the risen Son of God who is a Jew by race will save his people as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah—a most racial term. Genesis 49:10-12.
Jesus is not dependent on a people who have rejected him.
Of course not! All power or authority in heaven and earth has been given to the risen Lord Jesus Christ (Matt.28:18).
The Jews thought they were superior to everyone else, but God showed that they were not.
Then, they were superior as per the Abrahamic Covenant and the Mosaic Law. The spiritual supremacy of the racial Jew/Hebrew over the racial Gentile is evident in Romans 3:1-2 and Ephesians 2:11-12. But “in Christ” is that “middle wall of partition” broken down and now racial Jew and racial Gentile are one, spiritually and postionally, “in Christ.” But our racial, cultural and even sexual differences are not to be done away with simply because we are all one “in Christ.” Christ will maintain our racial and national differences in heaven as evident in Revelaiton 5:8-9 and 21:24. Those differences are to the glory of God the Father.
Sincerely in faith,
 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
We are in the midst of many False Prophets as spoken of in 1 John 4:1. Whether or not either of them are THE False Prophet of Revelation 16:13 - 20:10 is another matter. THE Antichrist of 1 John 2:18 (that some refer to as the False Messiah), is the same as the Beast (666) of Revelation 13:1 - 20:10.
Regardless of the identities of the Antichrist (False Messiah) & the False Prophet (& any forerunner False Prophets), the (Great Red) Dragon of Revelation 12:2 - 20:2 is Satan (Lucifer), the Devil (Revelation 20:2 & 20:10), his spirit dwelling within the King of [a literal, rebuilt] Babylon (Isaiah 14, Revelation 18), also known as the Beast (666) (Revelation 13), from the moment that he is healed after "one of his heads" is wounded to death.
Revelation 13:3 "And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast..."
The Pope gives power unto all Kings & the US President is the American King, but Satan, the Devil gives power unto all Popes (who wear Red over the White). Thus I deduce that the Beast (666) is either the Presidency or the Papacy & the "wounded head" is either the last US President of the last Pope.
Now consider "the great whore that sitteth upon many waters", the Woman (Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots & Abominations of the Earth) arrayed in purple & scarlet colour & the Scarlet Coloured Beast with Seven Heads that are the seven mountains that she "sits" upon. This "woman" of Revelation 17:1-18 is Rome ("that great city which reigneth over the kings of the earth" - Revelation 17:18). Thus she is the Roman Catholic Church's upper hierarchy referred to as "Rome." She is the embodiment of the Vatican Cardinals & Archbishops who dress in purple & scarlet & the seven "mountains" are the renowned Seven Hills of Rome (For more on Rome's Seven Hill see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Hills_of_Rome). Note that Rome is the spiritual Babylon of Revelation 17, while the Babylon of Revelation 18 is temporal (physical & to be rebuilt) is to be ruled by THE Beast.
The Scarlet Coloured Beast is the Vatican College of Cardinals, clothed in scarlet red. (For more on the Cardinals attire see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_(Catholicism)#Vesture_and_privileges) This Scarlet Coloured Beast not the same as THE Beast (666) though, which is THE Antichrist. The latter is an individual & may well be the Final Pope.
Note too that both Revelation 16:13 & 20:10 clearly refer to the Dragon/Devil, the Beast & the False Prophet as three distinct entities.