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  • The AntiChrist in Bible Prophecy

    We look in history and find that the Pope and the religious system of the Papacy came out of the Roman Empire, and was a supreme religious power for over 1200 years. Here is history on this...


    "They may say, indeed, that for the first three hundred years there was no Pope seated at Rome. But, then, for twelve hundred years there had been; and, during that period, all the nations of Europe, and some part of America, had become Christian, and all acknowledged the Pope as their head in religious matters; and, in short, there was no other Christian Church known in the world, nor had any other ever been thought of. Can we believe, then, that Christ, who died to save sinners, who sent forth his gospel as the means of their salvation, would have suffered a false Christian religion, and no other than a false Christian religion, to be known amongst men all this while? Will these modest assailants of the faith of their and our ancestors assert to our faces, that, for twelve hundred years at least, there were no true Christians in the world? Will they tell us, that Christ, who promised to be with the teachers of his word to the end of the world, wholly left them, and gave up hundreds upon hundreds of millions of people to be led in darkness to their eternal perdition, by one whom his inspired followers had denominated the "man of sin, and the scarlet whore"? Will they, indeed, dare to tell us, that Christ gave up the world wholly to "Antichrist" for twelve hundred years?

    Source: History of the Protestant Reformation in England and Ireland, Showing How That Event Has Impoverished and Degraded the Main Body of the People in Those Countries, by William Cobbett, published in 1832 in New York by John Doyle, 12 Liberty-street; and Thomas Doyle, Market-street, Providence R.I., pages 6 and 7.

    And they admit it...
    Rome has been a government under the Popes for some twelve hundred years."
    Source: Complete Works of the Most Rev. John Hughes, Archbishop of New York, 1866, Volume 2. pg. 778"

    ... the right to her Temporal Sovereignty is an integral right of the Church as constituted by her Divine Founder. It has prevailed de facto for more than twelve hundred years, and has been possessed de jure by Divine Natural Law from the beginning of Christianity, ... Source: The Victories of Rome and the Temporal Monarchy of the Church, 5th edition, By Kenelm Digby Best, London, 1906, pg. xii.

    If only those who claim they are Christians when it comes to biblical prophecy would look at the plain Word of God, they would see what even a simple plowboy could tell them, it shows a straight path through history to the End Times. We see the kingdoms of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome as prophecy shows actual events to occur throughout the history of Christianity from the time of Daniel until Last Days and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. If one looks, one will find that this was the viewpoint of almost all Protestant Reformers and their churches from the Reformation into our era, but then something changed, something came in that blinded and distorted what had been plain.

    Satan as always the adversary, had his followers bring in seeds of doubt which wiped away the understanding, bringing in false ideas that biblical prophecies concerning the Last Days refer to events which took place in the first century after Christ's birth so thus nothing applies to the true history that prophecy shows. Another seed of doubt is brought in by those who say all or most of the prophecy the Bible gives us is in the future, shortly before the Second Coming, so we have nothing which we can apply it to so can ignore what it shows, and all the truth of history notwithstanding.

    If one follows what history gives us, suddenly the events line up, Alexander the Great is shown just when he appears in the flow of events given in prophecy, the Roman Empire comes right after, just as prophecy gave all the way to the Last Days. So why have so many Christians even among the churchs of the Reformers given up what they once held. What have they given it up for, can it be doctrines of demons and ideas from the adversary, can that be.
    In prophecy days are symbolic of years. The 70 weeks of Daniel 9:24 being the most commonly known example. Seventy weeks is 490 days, but actually means 490 years. So why is it not a year equal to 365 days as we hold today? Well in ancient times the year was held to be at 360 days. The fact that the prophets understood a year as 360 days is well attested, and can be seen in the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation as seen in the use of "time, times and half a time" (i.e. 1+2+0.5=3.5), "1,260 days" and "42 months". These references represent a period of 1260 years (based on the 360 day Jewish year multiplied by 3.5). Divide 1,260 days by 42 months and you will get a 30-day month, as 12 months of 30 days equals 360-days in a year

    These time periods occur eight times in scripture:
    Daniel 7:25, "time, times and a half".
    Daniel 9:27, "half one set of seven".
    Daniel 12:7, "time, times and a half".
    Revelation 11:2, "42 months".
    Revelation 11:3, "1260 days".
    Revelation 12:6, "1260 days".
    Revelation 12:14, "time, times and a half".
    Revelation 13:5, "42 months".

    We read in Revelation 13:5-7:
    Revelation 13:5-7 King James Version (KJV)
    5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
    6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
    7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

    Well lets look, history shows us that the 1260 days in Biblical prophecy match up and are the 1260 years in which the Roman Catholic Church did in fact "war against the saints". It was one of the major reason for the Protestant Reformation. These 1260 years ended in 1798. The Protestants Reformers and theologians understood and saw that the Catholic Church, from 538 AD to 1798 AD was in fact the antichrist power that Daniel prophesized about. Daniel said that that the saints would be given to his hand for "a time and times and half a time". A time represents a year in the Hebrew 360-day year. So 3 1/2 times is 3 1/2 years. This equals 42 months based on the biblical 30-day month--or 1,260 days. In Thessalonians 2 Paul told us when the 1260 years would begin. It was when the "restrainer" was removed.

    So who was the restrainer of this antichrist? Nearly all early church fathers and early Protestant theologians agree that the restrainer was not the Jews at the fall of Jerusalem or a King or the "Holy Spirit" as some try to say. The restrainer that had to be removed before the arrival of that antichrist power was the Roman Empire.

    Why this prophesy of Daniel is so important is that it happened exactly as prophesized. The Roman Empire began to disintegrate in the late 4th and early 5th century as invasions overwhelmed the capacity of the Empire to govern and mount a coordinated defense and the Roman Caesar "restrainer" was being removed. The 1260 year period when the antichrist power would preside over the dark ages, with its persecution and inquisitions, etc began a little later in 538 AD after the Roman Empire and the Caesars ruling at Rome had collapsed to allow another power to come in and the eastern empire ruler Emperor Justinian issued his famous decree that made the Pope the legal "Head of all the Holy Churches". This began the prophesized reign of that antichrist with its false rites, sacrament's, and system of worship. Add 1260 years to 538 AD and we come out to 1798 AD, when this evil system ended.

    So what does the plain of history shows us in 1798 AD? Napoleon's army under General Berthier entered Rome with his French troops and took down this antichrist power. The Papacy was abolished, the pontifical ring was removed, and the sitting Pope, Pope Pius VI was sent to France, where he died in exile. The Biblical prophecy happened just as given, but many try to hide the truth of the matter or say the Day/Year Principle is not applicable, and yet it fits as said in a trial, 'like a glove'.

  • #2
    If you try to take out the Day/Year Principle and say the period was only 1260 literal days, only 3 1/2 years, it applies to nothing and falls absurdly short of fulfilling the requirements of the 1260-day prophecies in regard to the Papacy as the Reformers understood and makes no sense. But when, by the year-day principle is correctly applied to 1260 years, the prophecy comes to life and fulfillment. In 538 A.D. the Ostragoths abandoned their siege of Rome, and this left the Bishop of Rome to exercise the power and prerogatives of Justinian's decree of 533 A.D. the power and the authority of the Papacy grew, and with it persecution of the true believers and destruction of many such as the Waldenses.

    Exactly 1260 years later the Papacy suffered its "deathblow" which everyone thought was the end The armies of Napoleon in Italy placed the Pope at the mercy of the French Revolutionary Government, which declared it a enemy of the Republic. The government also urged Napoleon to destroy the center of unity of the Papal power of the Roman church, and Napoleon did just that.

    When General Berthier, with the French army, marched into Rome it was proclaimed that the political rule of the Papacy was at an end and he took the Pope prisoner and removed to France where he died in exile, and it look like that was the end of the Papacy for all intents and purposes.

    John in Revelation also shows the same prophecy when the Roman Church would reign for 1260 years before being "wounded unto death."
    Revelation 13:5
    , "And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months." This is the same 1260 days of Daniel and using the Day/Year Principle gives the 1260 years as confirmed by the historical records:

    "Vigilius...ascended the papal chair (538 A.D.) under the military protection of Belisarius." History of the Christian Church, Vol. 3, p. 327

    So the Bible says the antichrist power which is the Beast will rule for 1260 years before receiving a mortal wound. Now it's just a matter of simple mathematics. If the prophecy is correct, 1260 years after 538 AD the Beast must receive a mortal wound. If you add 1260 years to the beginning year for the Roman Catholic church, 538 AD, you will arrive in the year 1798 AD. So, according to the Bible we are told the reign of the Beast and what it would do to the year 1798.

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    • #3
      So the prophecy then says, this wound administered to the Beast will be healed:
      Revelation 13:3
      , "... his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast." History records this:

      Mussolini and (Cardinal) Gasspari sign historic Roman pact.
      "The Roman question tonight was a thing of the past, and the Vatican was at peace with Italy... In affixing the autographs to the memorable document healing the wound of many years, extreme cordiality was displayed on both sides" -The San Francisco Chronicle. Feb. 11, 1929

      From 11 o' clock this morning there was another sovereign independent State in the world. At that time Premier Mussolini, as Italian Foreign Minister representing King Victor Emmanuel--the first Italian Premier ever to cross the threshold of the Vatican--exchanged with Cardinal Gasparri, Papal Secretary of State, representing Pope Pius XI, ratifications of the treaties signed at the Lateran Palace on Feb. 11. By that simple act the sovereign independent State of Vatican City came into existence.-New York Times July 7, 1929

      So we see the beast is one that "was", "is not" and "yet is".
      Revelation 17:8
      , "...behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is."

      The Beast that was: The Roman church began in 538 AD and continued until Napoleon sent in General Berthier in 1798.

      ...and is not: From 1798 until the signing of the Lateran treaty in 1929, the Roman Church/state was non-existent.

      ...yet is: From 1929 to present the Roman Church has been a church & state.

      Bible prophecy lays it out, you just have to compare to the historical records and it shows how it comes to be fulfilled. But one has to study the scriptures to see what the prophecy tells us.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Hobie View Post
        [SIZE=16px][FONT=tahoma]We look in history and find that the Pope and the religious system of the Papacy came out of the Roman Empire, and was a supreme religious power for over 1200 years. Here is history on this
        It is really sad that you spent so much time posting such hatred and lies. I feel sorry for you.

        Here's a tip: The pope is not the antichrist.

        Tool



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        • #5
          There have been antchrists since NT times and I believe more to come. We know there are many enemies of Christianity. Watch the news.

          "Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour" (1 John 2:18).

          "Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist--denying the Father and the Son" (1 John 2:22).

          Even some will declare they are Christ!

          "For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah,' and will deceive many" (Mt. 24:5).

          Strong's Concordance
          antichristos: antichrist, (one who opposes Christ)
          Original Word: ἀντίχριστος, ου, ὁ
          Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
          Transliteration: antichristos
          Phonetic Spelling: (an-tee'-khris-tos)
          Definition: antichrist, (one who opposes Christ)
          Usage: antichrist, either one who puts himself in the place of, or the enemy (opponent) of the Messiah.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bradley D View Post

            "Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist--denying the Father and the Son" (1 John 2:22).
            1 John 2:22 shows how ridiculous it is to call the Pope the (or an) antichrist. Does the Pope deny that Jesus is the Christ? No!

            There is also 2 John 1:7 to consider, which states, "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist." Has the current or any previous pope ever denied that Jesus Christ came in the flesh? Again, the answer is no. So is the pope the antichrist? According to 1 John 2:22 and 2 John 1:7, he can't be! Case closed.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bradley D View Post
              "Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist--denying the Father and the Son" (1 John 2:22).
              That leaves the pope out.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Trump Gurl View Post

                That leaves the pope out.
                So true.
                Like your name.
                a voice crying in the wilderness :chrysost:

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                • #9
                  More importantly, is saying that so and so does not deny Christ the same as saying they're alright, are truly in Christ? I think not. At this time, the worst deceivers and enemies of Christ on the planet are false prophets, deceiving people with counterfeit Christian religion. It's always been as I've seen it in scripture a Pope will not be THE antichrist, as he will be a political figure, empowered with armies, as well as some sort of Satanic religion going on, some weirdo god, aka Satan, little doubt.

                  There are wicked cults out the wazoo that confess Christ, with their doctrines of demons. A demon's confession and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee. As somebody pointed out, already:

                  Matthew 24:5,11 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

                  Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

                  James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

                  Revelation 3:14-19 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

                  Matthew 7:21-27 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.


                  In my opinion, I have no concern over Christ deniers, compared to concern over snakes in the grass in Christendom. Learn the parables of Matthew 13 from the likes of Adrian Rogers or Lehman Strauss. When you truly understand what the Lord Jesus is teaching, Christendom becomes a very dirty word. Or you could say it's very easy for a Christian to tell an antichrist is phony baloney, whereas there are megachurches that don't seem to see that creature with horns in their pulpits. Until antichrist enslaves the world, what is the real problem, as we speak?

                  Anyway, Pope Francis is not the antichrist, though he finds fundamentalist Christians a scourge. I don't think he's significant, at all. I just searched the whole Bible for the word Bozo: no hits.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hobie View Post
                    Can we believe, then, that Christ, who died to save sinners, who sent forth his gospel as the means of their salvation, would have suffered a false Christian religion, and no other than a false Christian religion, to be known amongst men all this while?
                    Why not? HE left Israel in their sins of denying the Trinity and the divine Messiah for 4000 years leading to their continued great apostasy. The remnant is usually invisible and contained within the congregation of the deceived...

                    Originally posted by Hobie View Post
                    Will these modest assailants of the faith of their and our ancestors assert to our faces, that, for twelve hundred years at least, there were no true Christians in the world?
                    Quintessential strawman as no one asserts this anywhere. The remnant were there, just not in the councils of the hierarchy destined to be overthrown. Wide is the road, narrow the gate...many are invited, but few are chosen are just as likely to pertain to Christendom as to the world as a whole.
                    I Champion GOD’s holiness:
                    - GOD did not need evil so did not create evil for any reason.
                    - All evil is creature-created.

                    I Champion Our Free will:
                    - All spirits created in HIS image had an equal ability and opportunity to choose either heaven or hell by their free will.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by User Name View Post

                      1 John 2:22 shows how ridiculous it is to call the Pope the (or an) antichrist. Does the Pope deny that Jesus is the Christ? No!

                      There is also 2 John 1:7 to consider, which states, "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist." Has the current or any previous pope ever denied that Jesus Christ came in the flesh? Again, the answer is no. So is the pope the antichrist? According to 1 John 2:22 and 2 John 1:7, he can't be! Case closed.
                      I do not see the Pope as an antichrist. Even though I disagree with some of their doctrine and ceremonial rituals. My dear departed wife was a Catholic and I believe she is heaven.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bradley D View Post

                        I do not see the Pope as an antichrist.
                        Well the OP did, but he does not any more if he has enough sense. I guess my post was more directed at him than at you.
                        Last edited by User Name; May 21st, 2020, 11:10 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Here is a good study that explains how this papal entity fulfills what prophecy shows...

                          "the 1260-day prophecy is mentioned seven times in Daniel and Revelation. There are not, as some have supposed, several 1260-day periods; there is only one. It is mentioned seven times, because it is so very important: in Danjel 7:25 and 12:7 and also in Revelation 12:14, as a time, times (i.e., two times - the lowest plural), and a half time; in Revelation 11:2 and 13:5, as forty-two months; and in Revelation 11:3 and Revelation 12:6, as one thousand two hundred and threescore (sixty) days. In Bible prophecy, there are 360 days to a year, and if you multiply 360 times three and one-half, you will come up with the number-- 1260. Also, when time is used in Bible prophecy, a day stands for a year. (See Ezekiel 4:6; Num.14:34). Therefore, the Bible has given us the important key to figuring out the 1260-day prophecy, and that is this--that the 1260 days are actually 1260 literal years.
                          As Satan used the Roman Empire - particularly King Herod, Pontius Pilate and Nero, as well as many others - to put Christ to death and kill many of God's people, he, like a chameleon, changed his disguise once again after Western Rome's fall, but this time, he kept the same Roman roots. The "wilderness" (Rev. 12:6), symbolizing this 1260-year period, is also referred to as the "great tribulation" (Matt 24:21) - a time when millions of God's true people were martyred for refusing to follow the dictates of the Roman Church. The Bible accurately prophesied that the papal power, as symbolized by the "little horn" in Daniel 7:8, 20, 21 and the "leopard-bodied beast" in Revelation 13:2, would "make war with the saints." Only one "religious" organization has been responsible for more persecutions and deaths of faithful Bible-believing Christians than any other sect in history - The Holy Roman Catholic Church!"

                          https://www.benabraham.com/html/1260...he_papacy.html

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