The Real Alberto Rivera

------ "The most godly man I ever met" ---------- Jack T. Chick

(Edited, with commentary, by Dave Armstrong, from articles by Gary Metz)

Alberto Rivera, the alleged former Catholic priest, bishop, and anti-Catholic hero of Jack Chick comic strips, was exposed as a total fraud by non-Catholic Gary Metz, in two articles appearing in evangelical magazines:

1) "The Alberto Story," Cornerstone, vol. 9, no. 53, 1981, pp. 29-31.

2) Christianity Today, March 13, 1981.

{I have heard that the Christian Research Institute (CRI), founded by the late Dr. Walter Martin, widely regarded as the foremost evangelical counter-cult specialist, has also done an exposé of Rivera}

Some excerpts from the first article above:

In a later issue of Cornerstone (Vol. 10, Issue no. 54), is an article, "Cornerstone Responds to Chick":

Rivera's third Chick comic book, The Godfathers, contains the following claims, presented seriously as solemn truth:

 the Vatican plans to exterminate the Jews and set up the seat of the papacy in the Temple of Jerusalem, where the pope will reign as God, literally fulfilling the prophecies concerning the "man of sin" in 2 Thess 2:3-4;

 the Vatican financed the Moslem-Jewish wars in the 10th century;

 the Jesuits assassinated Abraham Lincoln;

 Communist Founders Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were coached and directed by Jesuit agents;

 the Jesuits also trained Trotsky, Lenin, and Josef Stalin;

 Adolf Hitler was a pawn of the Catholics, while his book Mein Kampf was really written by a Jesuit priest;

 the Vatican was behind World War I and II, and the Russian revolution of 1917;

 the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazis, and the Masons are all secretly being directed by Jesuit agents;

 all the other so-called international conspiracies (the Illuminati, the Communists, the Bilderbergers, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Club of Rome, etc.) were actually created by the Catholic Church as a smokescreen to direct attention away from the Vatican.

Cornerstone magazine observes:

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