I haven’t looked up exact dates, but it seems that AUGUSTINE’s evangelism of North Africa was in full swing when an Arab man, Adb Al-Muttalib, found treasure and became the hero of Mecca, which was designated a holy place.
“Augustine became the bishop of North Africa and was effective in winning Arabs to Roman Catholicism, including whole tribes. It was among these Arab converts to Catholicism that the concept of looking for an Arab prophet developed” …
The Kaaba, Mecca. Image from: webislam.com
“[Adb Al-Muttalib] was destined to become the grandfather of Muhammad. …
“Muhammad was with his uncle when a Roman Catholic monk learned of his identity and said, “Take your brother’s son back to his country and guard him against the Jews, for by god, if they see him and know of him that which I know, they will construe evil against him. Great things are in store for this brother’s son of yours.”
“The Roman Catholic monk had fanned the flames for future Jewish persecutions at the hands of the followers of Muhammad. The Vatican desperately wanted Jerusalem because of its religious significance, but was blocked by the Jews.
“Another problem was the true Christians in North Africa who preached the gospel. Roman Catholicism was growing in power, but would not tolerate opposition. Somehow the Vatican had to create a weapon to eliminate both the Jews and the true Christian believers who refused to accept Roman Catholicism. Lookng to North Africa, they saw the multitudes of Arabs as a source of manpower to do their dirty work.
Some Arabs had become Roman Catholic, and could be used in reporting information to leaders in Rome. Others were used in an underground spy network to carry out Rome’s master plan to control the great multitudes of Arabs who rejected Catholicism. When ‘St Augustine‘ appeared on the scene, he knew what was going on. His monasteries served as bases to seek out and destroy Bible manuscripts owned by the true Christians.
“The Vatican wanted to create a messiah for the Arabs, someone they could raise up as a great leader, a man with charisma whom they could train, and eventually unite all the non-Catholic Arabs behind him, creating a mighty army that would ultimately capture Jerusalem for the pope. In the Vatican briefing, Cardinal Bea told us this story:
‘A wealthy Arabian lady who was a faithful follower of the pope played a tremendous part in this drama. She was a widow named Khadijah. She gave her wealth to the church and retired to a convent, but was given an assignment. She was to find a brilliant young man who could be used by the Vatican to create a new religion and become the messiah for the children of Ishmael. Khadijah had a cousin named Waraquah, who was also a very faithful Roman Catholic and the Vatican placed him in a critical role as Muhammad’s advisor. He had tremendous influence on Muhammad.
‘Teachers were sent to young Muhammad and he had intensive training. Muhammad studied the works of St. Augustine which prepared him for his “great calling.” The Vatican had Catholic Arabs across North Africa spread the story of a great one who was about to rise up among the people and be the chosen one of their God.
‘While Muhammad was being prepared, he was told that his enemies were the Jews and that the only true Christians were Roman Catholic. He was taught that others calling themselves Christians were actually wicked impostors and should be destroyed. Many Muslims believe this.
‘Muhammad began receiving “divine revelations” and his wife’s Catholic cousin Waraquah helped interpret them. From this came the Koran. In the fifth year of Muhammad’s mission, persecution came against his followers because they refused to worship the idols in the Kaaba.
‘Muhammad instructed some of them to flee to Abysinnia where Negus, the Roman Catholic king accepted them because Muhammad’s views on the virgin Mary were so close to Roman Catholic doctrine. These Muslims received protection from Catholic kings because of Muhammad’s revelations.
‘Muhammad later conquered Mecca and the Kaaba was cleared of idols. History proves that before Islam came into existence, the Sabeans in Arabia worshiped the moon-god who was married to the sun-god. They gave birth to three goddesses who were worshiped throughout the Arab world as “Daughters of Allah” An idol excavated at Hazor in Palestine in 1950’s shows Allah sitting on a throne with the crescent moon on his chest.
‘Muhammad claimed he had a vision from Allah and was told, “You are the messenger of Allah.” This began his career as a prophet and he received many messages. By the time Muhammad died, the religion of Islam was exploding. The nomadic Arab tribes were joining forces in the name of Allah and his prophet, Muhammad.
‘Some of Muhammad’s writings were placed in the Koran, others were never published. They are now in the hands of high ranking holy men (Ayatollahs) in the Islamic faith.’
“When Cardinal Bea ( http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bbea.html ) shared with us in the Vatican, he said, these writings are guarded because they contain information that links the Vatican to the creation of Islam. Both sides have so much information on each other, that if exposed, it could create such a scandal that it would be a disaster for both religions.
“In their “holy” book, the Koran, Christ is regarded as only a prophet. If the pope was His representative on earth, then he also must be a prophet of God. This caused the followers of Muhammad to fear and respect the pope as another ‘holy man.’“— Alberto Rivera (Ex-Jesuit priest)
Article from: http://www.cloakanddagger.de/lenny/alberto_rivera.htm
Connections review …
— JERUSALEM = THE holy city; strategic location; considered A PRICELESS TREASURE!
“A scheme had to be developed to make Jerusalem a Roman Catholic city.”
— Rome’s RELIGION was derived from ANCIENT BABYLON — where Jews (the remaining southern kingdom of the nation of Israel) were exiled for 70 years after choosing to worship idols and not to listen to warnings from God’s true prophets.
Enter the landlord of planet Earth, Satan (Lucifer, the devil, etc.)
— Eventually, A NEW RELIGION “evolved” — the counterfeit Christianity of the Roman Catholics — called CATHOLICISM.
— Roman gods and IDOLS were TURNED INTO ICONS for veneration by the Roman Catholic Church — JUPITER was turned into St. Peter(claimed to be the cornerstone of THE Church, rather than Jesus); VENUS was remodeled and called a representation of the Virgin Mary; ROME became the “headquarters” for the new CATHOLIC CHURCH, named Vaticanus, was situated on one of SEVEN HILLS in Rome Italy. (As described in Revelation 17.)
Catholicism also acted as a cover for what Satan was doing through evil men to destroy the fledgling faith of Christ followers — the spread of the true Gospel.
— MUHAMMED WAS CHOSEN (as a child) , taught, trained, and prepared to become THE CHOSEN ONE for the descendants of ISHMAEL [Genesis 25:12 – 17].
Coming next: Connections between the Roman Catholic Pope and Islam’s Ayatollah!