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A Woman Rides the Beast

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Are you missing half the story about the last days? Virtually all attention these days is focused on the coming Antichrist—but he is only half the story. Many people are amazed to discover in Revelation 17 that there is also another mysterious character at the heart of prophecy—a woman who rides the beast.

Who is this woman? Tradition says she is connected with the church o
Paperback, 549 pages
Published August 15th 1994 by Harvest House Publishers
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Gerry Nelson As the other person said, Catholic refers to members of the Roman Catholic Church, headed by the Pope at the Vatican in Rome.
I was raised a Catholic, …more
As the other person said, Catholic refers to members of the Roman Catholic Church, headed by the Pope at the Vatican in Rome.
I was raised a Catholic, steeped in the history and rituals. I was spokesman to the Archbishop for my Confirmation Class. I knew the Requem mass, in latin by heart, word for word. I was one of the first "readers" when the Catholic Church started saying the mass in English, leading the responses and reading the Epistle and Gospel for Sunday Mass. I attended Jesuit High School, attended Mass every day for over 10 years, hardly EVER missing a single day. When I was in my mid '20's I started comparing the Douay (Catholic) Bible with the KJV (King James Version). I soon began to really study the teachings and tenants of the RCC. Among the most enlightening books I read was "A Woman Rides the Beast", by Dave Hunt. I left the Catholic Church 50 years ago and never looked back. In my belief, many Catholics are Christians saved by Jesus Christ, but many are not because of the teachings of the Catholic Church. I consider the RCC to be a religious cult, mostly run by pedophile priests with the tacit approval of the Roman Catholic Church(less)
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May 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Great book by Dave Hunt exposing the Roman Catholic Church for what it is, and even tying it into prophecy. I pray Catholics will read this book and see the truth -that their church is not following the Christ of the Bible, but rather the one they have created. Very good book if you are concerned (as I am) about the current trend in the church to embrace other religions (including Catholicism), or if you do not have a clear understanding of the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Churc ...more
Janet Mueller
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Having been delivered from the very big & powerful cult of Roman Catholicism, I appreciated this honest & well written book. Every practicing & 'angry at God-Lapsed Roman Catholic' should read it. Mr Hunt is an internationally known author & lecturer. He exposes the false doctrine & evil institution of this 'church'. He recounts it's corruption & the violent history it attempts to revise. ...more
Patrick Lavey
Very poor history and exegesis. Dominated by an anti-Catholic dispensational hermeneutic.
Mar 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
One of the most surprising books I've read in a long time. It is presented more in a textbook or reference material style, but it clearly lays out the history of the Roman Catholic Church and the distortions, lies, and outright murder perpetrated by the church leaders. Written a different way, this could appeal to any fan of The Sopranos. Except it's all true.

I would consider this a must-read for any Christian. And doubly so for any Catholic. If you're going to proclaim membership in a group, y
Larry Taylor
Jan 19, 2008 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
absolutely horrible, prejudicial, sloppy research, unfounded conclusions that produce hate
Jan 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book introduces you to a dark side of Catholic Church history that you'd probably otherwise never knew existed. Popes committing fraud, rewriting the Bible, conspiring with Nazis, excommunicating kings, giving indulgences to people for committing mass murder, smuggling war criminals across the globe, executing people simply for trusting in "Salvation by Grace"--the list goes on and on. And on. In fact, that's the big problem with this book: the list of the Church's crimes are so vast that y ...more
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this when it was first published, back in the early 90's. I picked it up again recently and I find it even more relevant & enlightening now that I understand more of what makes the world work the way it does. Thank God for bold men like Dave Hunt, not afraid to call out the truth. Of course the brainwashed ecumenicals don't like it. He's telling them the are in quicksand. But he really only wants to save them from leading their followers into error beyond any error, that which leads to et ...more
Jun 10, 2007 rated it it was ok
Can't remember if I read this whole book either. Weird, I think I would disagree with a lot of the premise of the book now exegetically, but Hunt's exposing of the dangers of Roman Catholicism I find gutsy and important, even though, I would not do it in the same way and think there is areas in evangelicalism itself that is just as dangerous as Roman Catholicism.
Sep 26, 2011 rated it liked it
I picked this up off my uncle's bookshelf at random. If you want to explore the ugly underbelly of the Roman Catholic church, this is the book for you! What made the book worthwhile, in my opinion, was the extensive research behind everything. Every little detail was footnoted and cited one, two or more sources--everything. I certainly learned some things about history that I didn't know before. What I didn't like was the occasional attitude of "I am right and no one can dispute me" that popped ...more
Aug 30, 2011 rated it did not like it
It's been a long time since I've read this book. The author is part of a group of Americans steeped in dispensationalism. Every time I see this book and others like it I think "oh, another book of the month dispensational book. Every time some new world wide event takes place you're guaranteed to see this author and others like him write a new book on how that event fits into their end times belief. If you believe the eschatology you'll love this book. If you don't you wont. Hunt does go into a ...more
Dec 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Want a clear cut confrontation on the history of the Catholic church. And their heritical history. Then read.
William Dicks
An excellent review of the many heretical teachings within the Roman Catholic institution.
Matthew McLellan
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Every catholic needs to read this.
Stephen Robertson
a real eye opener. Must read for anyone who thinks catholics are Christians.
Mar 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
Exegetically weak.
I would recommend any of Kenneth Gentry‘s or Gary DeMar‘s books on Revelation. Dispensationalism is so wrong on so many levels. Rev 11:8 tells us who Babylon the Great is. It is all there in plain sight. That this has escaped Dave Hunt says tons about his bad exegesis.

The following questions will help any serious Bible student in identifying some key elements in Revelation that will unlock the book pretty easily.
- Which time statements do we find in Rev 1 and 22 that indicat
John P Meyer
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opened my eyes

Coming from a catholic background, now a protestant, I was stunned by the atrocities committed by the catholic church and the continued refusal to admit and ask for forgiveness and the continuation of graces, indulgences and Mary worship.
Robert Drumheller
Very enlightening work conerning the history of the Roman Church. Dave Hunt provided many references in his work.
Kevin Bennett
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very revealing on Vatican

This book exposed how the Vatican for fill the woman on the beast in Revelation in the bible an world politics.
Jonathan S. Harbour
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very educational facts about the crimes against humanity committed by the Roman Catholic Church over the centuries. I ignored the silly prophetic content and paid attention to the historical facts.
Steve Wittmann
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hang on to your socks or this book will blow them clean off. Napoleon Bonaparte once asked, "What is history but a fable agreed upon?" This book reveals history before it was covered by fables.
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
MUST read for anyone who calls themself a Christian.
Sep 03, 2009 rated it it was ok
The historical facts abounding it this book are completely incredible. The amount of corruption is astounding. It was an interesting, but rather dry read. Also, quite heavy for the amount of facts and dates and information in general. However, it did seem somewhat repetitive in places. I think it probably could have been a shorter book and still gotten the same points across. I would recommend it to any Christian with a strong foundation in the Word and Catholics just for informational purposes. ...more
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook
An excellent treatise on the sordid past, present and future of the Roman Catholic Church. This church appears to perfectly fit John's prophesies in Revelation. This book is very important to read so that we Christians can be aware of the pitfalls in the coming years. Catholics will learn a great deal about what they are being taught and they can draw their own conclusions. It is supported by hundreds of Scriptural references. It is an important read for the non Christian since it covers history ...more
May 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Talk about overkill! This book while well researched and supported is unnecessarily redundant. Hunt could have made a solid case for his assertions with fewer words. That being said he definitely exposes the Catholic Church especially the hierarchy for the myriad of atrocities and hypocrisies committed in the name of God. If you are Catholic you will have difficulty processing this book but I recommend it anyway. The truth may hurt but it can also be liberating. And with souls in the balance I w ...more
Jun 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Is there a lot, is there any truth in what is written? Apparently quite well researched, historically accurate - certainly made me question my catholic faith and the horrors possibly committed by a few men that would bring down that religion for its accomplice in things generally unknown by the public at large.
David Custer
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this book many years ago. It is very well documented with historical accounts, which authenticate the author's own conclusions and assertions. If you couple this with the scriptural support presented,there is no question the Roman Catholic/ Vatican Church is the Woman that Rides the Beast.
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dave Hunt skillfully weaves the and History together to condemn the error found throughout the Catholic Church. If one wants to read a book that exposes some of the most heartbreaking issues that plague past, present, and future Christianity, then this book is a must.
Mar 26, 2008 rated it liked it
An interesting book. Certainly presents some ideas worth pondering but to be taken with a huge grain of salt.
Nov 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
just started reading this.....very interesting.
Mar 18, 2010 added it
This is making for some AWESOME Bible studies!
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Dave Hunt was an American Christian apologist, speaker, radio commentator and author. He was in full-time ministry from 1973 until his death. A prolific best-selling author, international lecturer, and Bible teacher, his writings have been translated into at least 50 languages. More than four million copies of

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“Monumental Hypocrisy The Roman Catholic Church has been the greatest persecutor of both Jews and Christians the world has ever seen, and has martyred far more Christians than even pagan Rome or Islam. She has been exceeded only by Mao and Stalin, but they hardly claimed to be acting in Christ's name. Catholic Rome has no rival among religious institutions in qualifying as the woman who is "drunk with the blood of the saints and the martyrs of Jesus.” 1 likes
“Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now in his third five-year term as head of the modern equivalent of the Holy Inquisition, served in the military in Germany during the war, though he saw no combat. By his own admission he was aware of the Holocaust. No German could have been totally ignorant. "The abyss of Hitlerism could not be overlooked," Ratzinger now confesses.22 Yet he overlooked it when it would have cost him something to speak out against it. Surely now, as the watchdog of orthodoxy and the longestserving and most powerful official in the Vatican next to the pope, Ratzinger could make amends both for his own silence and that of his Church all during the Holocaust. Why not offer genuine repentance and sorrowful apology to the Jews? But Ratzinger and John Paul II continue Pius XII's stony silence. And how could they apologize without admitting that their popes and Church have sinned grievously against Christ's natural brethren, and thus that the very claim to infallibility and being the one true Church is a fraud? No Escape from Guilt” 1 likes
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