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Monday, 3 December 2012

THE PAPAL ANTICHRIST Every Reformer, without exception, spoke of the papacy as Antichrist" -R. Allen Anderson, Unfolding the Revelation, p.137


ANTI:
  • to stand in place of
The Roman Catholic church committed ADULTERY in her relationship with the HUSBANDMAN Christ Jesus. She became ANTIChrist when she stepped against Him.
The Roman Catholic church has always 'claimed' to be walking "with" Christ. Just as Judas "kissed" Christ, so has Rome "kissed" His Truth. They "softly and gently" send their wolves forward wearing the clothing of a little lamb so as to gentle draw the masses away from Christ. They betray Christ as soft as the kiss of JUDAS!

Arnulf Bishop of Orleans (Roman Catholic)
"deplored the roman popes as "monsters of guilt" and declared in a council called by the King of France in 991ad that the pontiff, clad in purple and gold, was, "Antichrist, sitting in the temple of God, and showing himself as God" -Phillip Schaff, History of the Christian church, 8 vols., reprint of the 3d (1910)ed. (Grand Rapids Mich.: Wm. B Eerdmans Publishing Co., n.d.)

Eberhard II, archbishop of Salzburg (Roman Catholic)
"stated at a synod of bishops held at Regensburg in 1240 (some scholars say 1241) that the people of his day were "accustomed" to calling the pope antichrist." -LeRoy Edwin Froom, The Prophetic Faith of our Fathers, 4 vols. (Wash DC: Review and Herald publishing assc, 1950-1954)

John Wycliffe
"When the western church was divided for about 40 years between two rival popes, one in Rome and the other in Avigon, France, each pope called the other pope antichrist - and John Wycliffe is reputed to have regarded them as both being right: "two halves of Antichrist, making up the perfect Man of Sin between them." -Ibid

Martin Luther (Lutheran)
"We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist...personally I declare that I owe the Pope no other obedience than that to Antichrist."  (Aug. 18, 1520) Taken from The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, Vol. 2., pg. 121 by Froom.  (In response to a papal bull [official decree]): "I despise and attack it, as impious, false... It is Christ Himself who is condemned therein... I rejoice in having to bear such ills for the best of causes. Already I feel greater liberty in my heart; for at last I know that the pope is antichrist, and that his throne is that of Satan himself." --D'Aubigné, b.6, ch. 9. 
Cotton Mather (Congregational Theologian)
"The oracles of God foretold the rising of an Antichrist in the Christian Church: and in the Pope of Rome, all the characteristics of that Antichrist are so marvelously answered that if any who read the Scriptures do not see it, there is a marvelous blindness upon them."  Taken from The Fall of Babylon by Cotton Mather in Froom's book, The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, Vol. 3, pg. 113.

John Wesley (Methodist)
Speaking of the Papacy he said, "He is in an emphatical sense, the Man of Sin, as he increases all manner of sin above measure. And he is, too, properly styled the Son of Perdition, as he has caused the death of numberless multitudes, both of his opposers and followers... He it is...that exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped...claiming the highest power, and highest honour...claiming the prerogatives which belong to God alone."  Taken from Antichrist and His Ten Kingdoms by John Wesley, pg. 110.

Ellen G. White: Seven Day Adventists
"This compromise between paganism and Christianity resulted in the development of "the man of sin" foretold in prophecy as opposing and exalting himself above God. That gigantic system of false religion is a masterpiece of Satan's power--a monument of his efforts to seat himself upon the throne to rule the earth according to his will.
Thomas Cranmer (Anglican)
"Whereof it followeth Rome to be the seat of antichrist, and the pope to be very antichrist himself. I could prove the same by many other scriptures, old writers, and strong reasons." (Referring to prophecies in Revelation and Daniel.)  Taken from Works by Cranmer, Vol. 1, pp. 6-7. 
Roger Williams (First Baptist Pastor in America)
He spoke of the Pope as "the pretended Vicar of Christ on earth, who sits as God over the Temple of God, exalting himself not only above all that is called God, but over the souls and consciences of all his vassals, yea over the Spirit of Christ, over the Holy Spirit, yea, and God himself...speaking against the God of heaven, thinking to change times and laws; but he is the son of perdition (II Thess. 2)."  Taken from The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers by Froom, Vol. 3, pg. 52. 

1689 London Baptist Confession
Chapter 26: Of the Church. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, in whom, by the appointment of the Father, all power for the calling, institution, order or government of the church, is invested in a supreme and sovereign manner; neither can the Pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof, but is that antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the church against Christ, and all that is called God; whom the Lord shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. ( Colossians 1:18; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:11, 12; 2 Thessalonians 2:2-9 )  
John Knox (Scotch Presbyterian)
Knox wrote to abolish "that tyranny which the pope himself has for so many ages exercised over the church" and that the pope should be recognized as "the very antichrist, and son of perdition, of whom Paul speaks."  Taken from The Zurich Letters, pg. 199 by John Knox. 
John Calvin (Presbyterian)
"Some persons think us too severe and censorious when we call the Roman pontiff Antichrist. But those who are of this opinion do not consider that they bring the same charge of presumption against Paul himself, after whom we speak and whose language we adopt... I shall briefly show that (Paul's words in II Thess. 2) are not capable of any other interpretation than that which applies them to the Papacy."  Taken from Institutes by John Calvin.

Presbyterian Church (Year 2000)
The following Resolution was unanimously passed by the South Atlantic Presbytery of the Bible Presbyterian Church meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 25, 2000.

The Resolution is as follows-
THE THREAT OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Whereas: The mass media has captivated the world with the activities of Pope John Paul II during his visit to the Holy Land in March 2000; and

Whereas: The Vatican and the Lutheran World Federation have signed, in October, 1999 a joint declaration of accord on the doctrine of justification (only the synods of Wisconsin and Missouri dissented); and

Whereas: In the middle of February, 200, PLO chairman Yasser Arafat met with Pope John Paul II at the vatican to sign an agreement regarding the future of Jerusalem that warned Israel against any unilateral decision affecting Jerusalem; and

Whereas: Bob Jones University has been unjustly slandered for anti-catholic bias by Senators McCain, Torricelli, Hollings and the liberal mass media; and

Whereas: The House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress has just appointed a Roman Catholic priest as its chaplain for the first time, March 23, 2000; and

Whereas: Pope John Paul II has declared the year 2000 a "Great Jubilee Year" for Roman Catholics that establishes the restoration of indulgences, THE VERY ISSUE THAT PROMPTED MARTIN LUTHER TO DRAFT THE 95 THESES IN OCTOBER OF 1517: papal spokesman Timothy Shugrue states, "The indulgence is one of the spiritual privleges extended during Jubilee. It is a way of applying the merits of the good deeds of the saints and the Virgin Mary and CHrist Himself to the rest of us.";

Therefore: The South Atlantic Presbytery of the Bible Presbyterian Church, at its spring meeting in the Bible Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, N.C., March 25, 2000, resolves and warns the Roman Catholic Church, Mystery, Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots and abominations of the earth (Rev 17:5) constitutes the greatest threat to fundamental Christianity in the 21st century! The Roman Catholic Church has long since forsaken the Bible alone, Grace alone, faith alone, and Christ alone. There should be no confraternity with this apostate church in ministerial associations, community easter sunrise services, Thanksgiving services, mass evangelism or common social endeavors. We admonish devout believers to lovingly and firmly win Roman Catholics to Christ and urge new converts to obey Rev. 18:4, "And I heard a another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sin, and that ye recieve not her plagues."


Before the Reformation, this is what most Preachers taught regarding Antichrist
Date Name Reference Interpretation
c. 1310
Dante Alighieri Rev. 17 Harlot Roman Church
c. 1331
Michael of Cesena Rev. 17 Harlot
Antichrist
Roman Church
Pope
c. 1345
Johannes de Rupescissa Antichrist
Rev. 17 Babylon
Rev. 17 Harlot
Pope
Roman church
Roman church
c. 1350
Francesco Petrarch Rev. 17 Harlot Papal Court
c. 1367
John Milicz Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Man of Sin
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
c. 1379
John Wycliffe Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 17 Harlot
Pope
Papacy
Popes
Papacy
Papacy
c. 1388
Matthias of Janow Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Hierarchy
Fallen Church
Present Church
Papacy
Hierarchy
Popes
c. 1389
R. Wimbledon Abomination of Desolation Papacy
c. 1390
John Purvey Antichrist
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 13 666
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Pope
Papacy
Hierarchy
Pope
Papacy
Papacy
c. 1393
Walter Brute Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Papacy
Bishop of Rome
Rome
Papacy
c. 1412
John Huss Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Pope
Papacy
Rome
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
c. 1497
Girolamo Savonarola Antichrist
Man of Sin
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Pope
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
During the Reformation...
Date Name Reference Interpretation
1522
Martin Luther Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 2nd Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1543
Philipp Melanchthon Antichrist
Man of Sin
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1545
Andreas Osiander Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papal Traditions
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1554
Nicolaus von Amsdorf Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papal Traditions
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1558
Johann Funck Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1560
Virgil Solis Antichrist
Little Horn
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1570
Georg Nigrinus Antichrist
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Pope, Turk
Papacy
Pagan Rome
Papal Rome
1572
David Chytraeus Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Roman Empire
Papacy
1530
Johann Oecolampadius Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1557
Heinrich Bullinger Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Pagan Rome
Papal Rome
Roman Church
Papacy
1550
William Tyndale Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1545
George Joys Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1554
Nicholas Ridley Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Rev. 17 Beast
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1553
Hugh Latimer Antichrist Papacy
1582
Thomas Cranmer Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1550
John Bale Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Rev. 17 Beast
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Prelates
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1562
John Jewel Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Rev. 17 Beast
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Rome
1587
John Foxe Antichrist
Man of Sin
Bishop of Rome
Bishop of Rome
1563
Anglican Formulas Antichrist Papacy
1547
John Knox Antichrist
Little Horn
Church of Rome
Papacy
1593
John Napier Antichrist
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Rev. 17 Beast
Pope
Papacy
Latin Empire
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Latin Empire
1614
Thomas Brightman Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Pope
Papacy
Papacy
Early Papacy
Later Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1618
David Pareus Antichrist
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Beast
Pope & Turk
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Empire
After the Reformation...
Date
Name
Reference
Interpretation
1600 James I of England Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1603 George Downham Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1604 George Pacard Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Rome
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1607 Hugh Broughton Little Horn Antiochus
1612 Andress Holwig Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Papacy is also Antichrist
Papacy
1618 Matthias Hoe Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy is Antichrist
Imperial Rome
Papal Rome
Papacy
1618 Daniel Cramer Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Pagan Rome
Papal Rome
Papacy
1631 Joseph Mede Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Civil Rome
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1643 Johannes Gerhard Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Civil Rome
Papal Rome
Papacy
Papacy
1654 Thomas Goodwin Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Papacy
Papacy
Protestant Image
1655 John Tillinghast Antichrist
Little Horn
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1664 Henry More Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1670 William Sherwin Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1681 Johann H. Alsted Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Papacy is Antichrist, Little Horn
Imperial Rome
Papal Rome
Papacy
1684 Thomas Beverley Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1685 Jacques Phillipot Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy also Antichrist
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1687 Pierre Jurieu Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Eccl. Emp.
Papacy
1689 Drue Cressener Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Hierarchy
Papacy
1699 "Mysteries ... Finished" Antichrist Papacy
1700 William Lowth Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1701 Johannes Cocceius Antichrist
Little Horn
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Hierarchy
Papacy
1701 Robert Fleming, Jr. Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1702 Georg her. Giblehr Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1703 Daniel Whitby Man of Sin
Rev. 17 Babylon
Roman Church is Antichrist
Papacy
1706 William Whiston Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1712 Heinrich Horch Antichrist
Little Horn
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1720 Charles Daubux Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Civil Rome
Eccl Rome
Papacy
Papacy
1727 Sir Isaac Newton Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
W. Rome
Greek Empire
Papacy
Latin Kingdom
1729 Th. Crinsox de Bionens Antichrist
Little Horn
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Roman Empire
Popes
Papacy
1735 Thomas Pyle Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy also Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1740 Johann Aal. Bengel Antichrist
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Jesuitism
Papacy
Papacy
1743 Berienberg Bible Antichrist Papacy
1745 John Willison Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1754 Thomas Newton Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
W. Rome
Papacy
Papacy
Roman Clergy
Papacy
1758 John Gill Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Papacy
Papacy also AntichristPapacy
1764 John Wesley Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy also Antichrist
Papacy
East Empire
Papal Rome
Papacy
1768 Johann Ph. Petri Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Papacy
Turks
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1787 R. M. Antichrist Papacy
1787 Hans Wood Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
East Empire
Papacy
Papacy
1793 James Becheno Antichrist
Little Horn
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Louis XIV
Papacy
1794 Joseph Priestly Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1795 George Bell Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1796 Christian G. Thube Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1797 David Simpson Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1798 Edward King Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1798 Joseph Galloway Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
France
Papacy
1798 Richard Valpy Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1800 Jean G. de la Flechers Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
According to the Roman Catholic church, ALL of these men are mis-interpreting prophecy?
To understand the mark of the Beast, we have to first understand who the Beast is and what the Bible tells us the issues are at the end of time. In previous articles, we’ve learned through 13 individual characteristics described in the Bible that only one power can meet the description of this Beast (also known as the Antichrist)—papal Rome. The mark of the Beast, therefore, is a mark that belongs to and is enforced by the Antichrist (papal Rome) itself.
Revelation describes the last great conflict between Christ and Satan as a conflict of authority. The devil has always been in rebellion against the authority of God. We see in Revelation 12:7 that the Dragon makes war on those that keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ—those who submit to the authority of God alone. There are thus two issues that the enemy will target in the final conflict: the commandments of God, and the testimony of Jesus.
The law of God is the issue that touches the authority and government of God:
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail (Revelation 11:19).
In John’s vision in Revelation 11, the seventh angel’s trumpet sounds, and momentous events begin to take place. One of these events is the temple of God opening in heaven. Inside the temple is the Ark of the Covenant. In ancient Israel, a replica of this heavenly Ark stood in the earthly sanctuary. The earthly Ark of the Covenant held two tables of stone on which God had written the law with His own finger.
Is John’s vision of the temple opening, with its focus on the Ark of the Covenant, telling us that the issues in the last great controversy will center on the law of God? It certainly would fit with the devil’s desire to attack God’s authority. If we choose to obey God’s law, God is our authority (Romans 6:16). But the Enemy of God will challenge the authority of the Creator and try and establish his own sign of authority.

Claiming Authority

Revelation 13 identifies the powers that would be involved in the final challenge to God’s authority. You can read a verse by verse expository of the book of Revelation 13 here.
We know that papal Rome and the United States of America will play pivotal roles in this conflict. Moreover, the sea beast, or papal Rome, speaks with the mouth of a lion, which in Daniel’s prophecy represented Babylon. In other words, there would be a Babylonian component to the Papacy, especially concerning its speech.
History tells us that during the fall of Babylon, its priesthood fled to Pergamum, and the Babylonian religion, rites, and rituals, as well as its hierarchy, were maintained there. The last pontiff king of Pergamum, King Attalus, bequeathed his title, the structure of the Babylonian priesthood, and vestments to Rome.i Initially, only the pagan high priest of Rome used the title Pontifex Maximus, but when pagan Rome fell, this Babylonian title was transferred to the Pope.
Pope GregoryXIII Dragon
Interestingly, the statue of Pope Gregory XIII shows not only this title, but also shows the Pope on top of a dragon. According to Revelation 13, it is the Dragon that gave his power to the sea beast, the Papacy. In a special sense, the Roman Pontiff is thus the spokesman of the Dragon and it is through the Papacy, the heir of the Roman Empire, that the Dragon exercises his authority.
The Papacy claims to possess extraordinary powers in both moral and civil matters, even to the point of asserting its authority over the precepts of God.
Read about papal infallibility or some of the Roman Catholic Church’s statements about papal power.
Ahead to Understanding the Context of the Mark
 


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Reformation
A look through the history of the Reformation and its repercussions. Was the Reformation a success? Does it still matter today?
The Pope Claims to be God on Earth
The Jesuits
The Bloody History of Papal Rome - A Timeline
The Bloody History of Papal Rome - Quotes
The Aggressive Intentions of the Papacy
Christianity and Violence
Religious Doublespeak
Hegelian Thinking and World Politics
The Great ControversyThe Term 'Antichrist'


John Paul II claims loudly, 'I am the Vicar of Christ.'
Dr. Ian R.K. Paisley
The Apostle John under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God gave this title Antichrist to the apostasy of Christianity.
'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. l 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.
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.' I John 2:18-23.
'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.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.' I John 4:2--6.
'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.' II John 1: 7.
It is well known that the whole dynasty of Popes take to themselves the title, 'VICAR OF CHRIST.'
John Paul II claims loudly, 'I am the Vicar of Christ.'
The Apostle John styles the leader of Apostate Christianity, 'the Antichrist.'
The Papal title is the key which unlocks to us the true mystery and character of the Papacy.
'Antichrist' is a Greek word. 'Vicar' is an English word. The words are synonymous. They have exactly the same meaning. 'Antichrist' translated into the English is 'Vice Christ' or 'Vicar of Christ.' 'Vicar of Christ, rendered into the Greek is 'Antichristos' = 'Antichrist.' The ordinary use of the word in the Greek is decisive on this point. So every time the Pope claims to be, 'The Vicar of Christ,' he is pleading at the bar of the world's opinion that he indeed is THE ANTICHRIST.
The Vicar of Christ, the Vice-Christ, the Antichrist, comes in the room and in the stead of the true Christ and must therefore be characterised by deception, dissimulation and counterfeit.
Antichrist poses as the true representative of Christ, not Christ's enemy, hence deception and lying are his stock-in-trade. Atheists, Communists, Mohammedans and many others do not claim to be Christ's sole representatives on earth. They openly declare their opposition, hatred, and undying antagonism to Christ. They don't lie about that. They do not conceal their blasphemies against Christ. They openly declare themselves haters of our Lord Jesus Christ. They wear no masks. Therefore they are not the Antichrist.
Of all the religions on the earth Romanism is the only one which meets all the requirements of Biblical prophecy, as we shall see. Popery alone exhibits all the features of the Antichrist.
If we allow ourselves to be guided by the Holy Scriptures, the Facts of History and the Pope's Own Claims, then we will be forced to the conclusion, 'This is indeed the Antichrist.'
We must therefore study the parallel between Christianity and the Papacy, Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Popes, along the entire line of their careers. This parallel is the key to the mystery and explains how the LIE that the Pope was the Vice-Christ or Vicar of Christ misled the whole world, as it is still doing today, into thinking that Romanism is true Christianity. That LIE has wasted ages, overthrown Kingdoms, instituted tortures unmentionable, stained the world with blood and peopled Hell.
'And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie; That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.' II Thessalonians 2:11-12.
N.B. The Greek word 'lie' carries the definite article literally reading, 'THE Lie.'Antichrist An Enemy Of Christ Under A Mask


But the definition of Antichrist is stated by John thus, 'He is antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son.' I John 2:22.
Dr. Ian R.K. Paisley
We must establish that this system depicted by Paul is the Roman apostasy and that Paul is speaking of the same system of which the prophet Daniel prophesied before Paul, and the apostle John prophesied after Paul.
This is no point of speculation. The most vital prophecies of God's Holy Word are involved. We must either establish that Daniel, Paul and John are speaking of the Papacy, or confess that the Reformation and the Protestant Churches which came into being through it were fighting all along under a mistake.
'Who is Antichrist?' It will help us to a proper identification if we consider first the question, 'What is Antichrist?'
Antichrist is the enemy of the Son of God and makes war with Him. Now the form of that war is all-important as far as our investigations go and all its strategies call for particular attention.
The meaning of the title 'Antichrist' as used in the Bible, is a word of new formation. It is made up of two words 'anti' and 'Christ.' The old Greek classical writers used the word to designate a substitute. For example, 'anti-Baglieus' was the substitute for the King. What we would now call a 'viceroy,' 'anti' having in this case the same meaning as the English term 'vice.' The person who filled the place of the consul was by the Greeks called the 'antipagos,' pro-consul. An absent guest at a feast was called 'antiderpros.' The preposition 'anti' was used of Christ Himself by Himself, an antilutron, a ransom in stead of many, the substitute.
Here we are being given the key to the strategy employed by the man of sin and the pose he adopts to accomplish his satanic objective.
The antichrist who also bears the name 'son of perdition' as did Judas, like Judas pretends to be the friend of Christ and uses the token of love -- a kiss -- as the signal of treachery.
A stealer into office, who under the mask of friendship to Christ works for the utter destruction of the dominion of the Son of God, is the Antichrist.
Our Lord, Himself, first introduces us to the Antichrist in the New Testament.
"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders insomuch that, if it were possible they shall deceive the very elect." Matthew 24:4.5&24.
The dynasty of Antichrist and not just one person is clearly revealed by our Lord. The Many (plural) do not say 'We (plural) are Christ.' No the many say, 'I (singular) am Christ.'
The term 'false Christs' in the Greek is pseudo christ and is but a synonym of 'antichrist.' Note the great strategy of antichrist is not direct frontal attack but falsehood and deception.
The apostle John in his epistles, scriptures we have already quoted, tells us of many antichrists preceding the one special and great Antichrist. When the giant comes the dwarfs have passed away.
"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." I John 4:3.
Denial in the New Testament is the refusal to confess the truth. Rome refuses to confess the proper coming of our Lord Jesus in the flesh, and puts in the place of the Scriptural teaching, a dogma which is a denial of the proper incarnation of the Son of God.
Rome's dogma, not promulgated until as late as 1854, asserts the Immaculate Conception of Mary as the prior and absolute prerequisite of Christ's coming after the flesh. It thus denies His proper coming, born of Mary, pure in her virginity but sinful in her heart, and herself requiring to be saved by her Sinless Son, Luke 1:47.
As we have before emphasised, in the New Testament to deny is to refuse to confess, so we find that the Pope refuses to confess the Christ of God, the only Rock, but rather confesses that he himself is the Christ on earth, the Rock of Peter. He denies the Christ.
But the definition of Antichrist is stated by John thus, 'He is antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son.' I John 2:22.
The Pope denies the Father by bringing in the religion of 'the Mother.' Romanism is Mariolatry -- the worship of Mary, and the present Pope is the leader in this cult of Mary. Moreover the Pope usurps the title of the Father, taking to himself God the Father's exclusive title 'Holy Father.
John tells us that Antichrist is a liar, the true son of the father of lies, the original liar from the beginning.
If Antichrist comes, as many affirm he will come, without concealment, boldly and truthfully affirming his satanic design to overthrow Christ, how then will he be a liar and a deceiver?
It is clear that Antichrist as depicted by our Lord and John will wear a mask. He will profess one thing and act another. He will enter the church as Judas entered the garden to betray the Son of man with a kiss. Peace will be in his tongue but war in his heart. He will imitate Christ, a diabolical imitation, Satan transformed into an angel of light, which will deceive the world for centuries. The only exception to his lies and deception will be those who through the Holy Spirit's teaching will be able to tear off the mask and cry out in recognition, 'I know thee who thou art, the Antichrist from hell.'Scripture Prophecy Itself, Supplies The Key To Its Interpretation


The Pope is the Antichrist
Dr. Ian R.K. Paisley
The use of the word 'King' both in Daniel's and John's prophecies refers to the Kingdom and the Dynasty of Kings rather than the individual monarch.
How plainly this is seen in Daniel 2:37-39:
'Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength and glory.
And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom, inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.'
When Daniel said to Nebuchadnezzar 'Thou art this head of gold' he did not mean Nebuchadnezzar on his own but Nebuchadnezzar and the four kings who followed him as successive rulers over the Babylonian Empire. The term in prophecy in this setting means a dynasty or headship of successive rulers in the same line over a designated empire or kingdom. Mark it was only after his fourth successor had ruled Bablylon that the Medo-Persian Kingdom took over. Yet it is spoken of by Daniel thus, 'After thee (which clearly means after the dynasty of the kings founded by thee) there shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee' (here it is plain to be seen that Nebuchadnezzar is not referred to personally but the Empire over which he ruled).
This is also made crystal clear of the four beasts in Daniel chapter seven, where the angel informs Daniel that the four beasts are four kings (v. 17) and immediately afterwards the fourth king is described as the fourth 'Kingdom' (v. 23).
In order to have a right understanding of the symbolic use of the words 'beast,' 'king,' and 'horn,' we must use this key principle of prophetic interpretation. Heads on the beasts have special reference to special forms of government in the world empires which they represent. The horns stand for kings in relationship to their kingdoms (Rev. 17:12)and emphasise the dynasty of kings and their kingdoms rather than one individual person.
Note carefully how the great horn is used for the nation and the four others for kingdoms in Daniel chapter eight verses 21 and 22.
It is clearly evident then, that the little horn of Daniel chapter seven is not one individual but is a kingdom with its dynasty of kings. This dynasty is not only foretold by Daniel under the symbolism of a little horn, but further expounded on by our Lord Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul and the Apostle John in the New Testament Scriptures.
It is the purpose of this book to demonstrate that the preaching of the Great Cloud of Witnesses of all Ages in the Church is true and that the little horn is none other than the Dynasty of Rome's Popes and that therefore THE POPE IS THE ANTICHRIST.The Pope is the Antichrist
Dr. Ian R.K. Paisley
The Church of Rome portrays herself as the Mother and Mistress of all Christian Churches, and behold the Protestants have a new name -- they are no longer 'heretics' but 'separated brethren.'
The Ecumenists, having rejected the Bible, are in total darkness and ignorance concerning the Papacy. In their folly they have all clambered aboard the 'Roman Express.' They wish to distance themselves as quickly as possible from anything which exposes the deception, dissimulation and counterfeit of Popery. Hence in Ecumenical Presbyterianism, the Church of Scotland led the way in jettisoning Paragraph IV of Chapter 25 of the Historic Westminster Confession of Faith which reads as follows:
'There is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ: nor can the Pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof; but is that antichrist, the man of sin, the son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the church against Christ, and all that is called God.'
In June 1988 the General Assembly of the Irish Presbyterian Church sought to follow.
A new ecumenical Church Council is being formed in these islands to replace the British Council of Churches ('British' in the title was objected to by the Irish Roman Catholic hierarchy). The new Council will have the Church of Rome as a foundation member. Cardinals Hume and O'Fee are now taking an active interest in the shaping of the same.
This replacement Council has been agreed by the old British Council in which the Irish Presbyterian Church, the Irish Methodist Church and the Church of Ireland all hold membership.
So the ecumenical churches are moving rapidly to final Church Unity with the Pope. The Anglican International Commission, led by a Church of Ireland Archbishop, has already agreed that the Pope should be the Head of the envisaged United Church. This has been accepted by the recent Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Churches.
In order to deceive the people in the pews the apostate 'protestant' clergy are now energetically campaigning in a great whitewash of Popery. An attempt is under way to erase from the historic creeds of the Reformed Churches the teachings condemnatory of the Papacy and identifying the Pope as Antichrist.
The Pope, the ecumenists and their dupes tell us, is a truly godly man, a sweet and blessed representative of Christ, the 'Holy Father' in deed and in truth!
The Church of Rome is presented as truly the church which Christ founded, and the Reformation which separated true believers from that apostate body is mourned over and confessed as sin.
The priests of Rome are presented as true ministers of Jesus Christ and faithful preachers of His Holy Gospel. Prayer and Evangelism in harness with such priests is engaged in by no less a person than Dr. Billy Graham who directs his Roman Catholic converts back to the Church of Rome.
The ordinary man in the pew must know where the truth lies. If the Lord Jesus be Christ, SERVE HIM. If the Pope be Christ, SERVE HIM.
The present Moderator of the General Assembly, Dr. Godfrey Brown, speaking on the BBC Radio 'Sunday Sequence' on Sunday (12th June, 1988), after his installation as Moderator slated, 'There is no scriptural evidence at all for the Confession of Faith's statement that the Pope is the Antichrist.' Yet the same Dr. Brown swore at his ordination that he believed the Confession and then signed it as a confession of his own faith! One of the Roman Catholic SDLP's leaders, Dr. Joe Hendron hailed the Assembly's decision to attempt to undermine the Confession's identification of the Pope as the Antichrist with delight. To him it was a mark of 'true' Christianity.
So it is timely we should ask the question, 'Is the Pope the Antichrist?' and see if it can be demonstrated from SCRIPTURE, HISTORY and HIS OWN CONFESSION that HE IS.
It was the great Dr. Thomas Chalmers, one of the founding fathers of the Free Church of Scotland and the first Moderator of that Church, who said when commenting on the second chapter of II Thessalonians:-
'Save us O Lord, from falling away, lest we share the perdition that waiteth on the great Apostasy. We hold the usurpation of Rome to be evidently pointed at, and therefore let us maintain our distance, and keep up our resolute protest against its great abominations.'
Today Dr. Chalmer's Chair of Theology in Edinburgh is held by a Roman Catholic Priest.
Exactly one hundred years ago Dr. J. A. Wylie, author of the famous 'History of Protestantism' (3 Volumes) published a small book of 168 pages entitled, 'The Papacy is the Antichrist.'
The Rev. James Aitken Wylie was for many years a leading Protestant spokesman. Born in Scotland in 1808, he was educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen and at St. Andrews; he entered the Original Secession Divinity Hall, Edinburgh in 1827, and was ordained in 1831. Dr. Wylie became sub-editor of the Edinburgh Witness in 1846, and, after joining the Free Church of Scotland in 1852, edited the Free Church Record from 1852 until 1860. In 1860 he was appointed Lecturer on Popery at the Protestant Institute, a position he held until the year of his death. Aberdeen University awarded him the LL.D. in 1856.
Dr. Wylie was a prolific writer on Protestant themes. In 1851 the Evangelical Alliance awarded him first prize for his writing 'The Papacy' which he submitted as his entry for a competition for the best essay on Popery.
I have simply made a precis of his excellent work, 'The Papacy is Antichrist,' because its demonstration cannot be surpassed. I have also added some additional material.Antichrist Exalts Himself Above God


Sitting in the temple of God speaking ex-cathedra the Pope claims to have the infallibility of God Himself. This is the daring pitch and blasphemy of Antichrist in keeping with Paul’s prophecy, ‘Shewing himself to be God.’
Dr. Ian R. K. Paisley

To reign over earthly kings came very far short of papal ambition. The Popes, like Satan their master, decided to be like the most High God. ‘He as God, sitteth in the temple of God showing himself that he is God.’
The Antichrist claims to be God first in words and then in deeds. Let us listen to what the ‘great mouth’ has spoken of himself and then what his friends have spoken for him.
Note the position he takes. ‘He sitteth in the temple of God.’ This is not the temple at Jerusalem for that was to be destroyed by the Empire whose fall brought Antichrist’s rise. The name ‘temple’ is carried over into the New Testament teaching and indicates either the body of the individual believer, ‘Know ye not that ye are the temple of God,’ I Cor. 3:16 or the whole body of professing Christians, ‘Jesus Christ the chief corner stone; in whom all the building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord.’ Eph. 2:20.
The temple in which Antichrist sits is representative of the Christian Church, a church however gone totally apostate. For the prophecy makes it clear that the apostasy precedes the revelation of the Man of Sin. He was indeed to be both the outcome and head of that great apostasy.
Antichrist then, according to this prophecy, would establish himself prominently in the professed Christian Church. This is exactly what the Popes have done. This fact disposes of the theory that the Antichrist will be some atheistical leader or superman politician who in a very brief but terrible career will desolate the world. No, he will work in, by and with the professed Christian Church, howbeit apostate.
Again no one-man Antichrist, whose reign is to last for only three years or seven years can meet the conditions of the Bible prophecies. We have already noted that the key to prophetic interpretations is not any man’s idea. No Scripture is of any private interpretation, or preconceived notion but interpreted by the Word of God itself. We must go by the Word of God only. As in Daniel’s prophecy, Antichrist is a dynasty, a dynasty which wears out the saints so much so that the souls of the martyred dead in heaven cry out, ‘How long?’ The teaching of Christ, let it be noted, emphasises the corporate individuality of both Antichrist and the False Prophet. (See Chapter 17).
The Pope claims to be God.
Pope Innocent III enacted in writing, ‘We may according to the fulness of our power, dispose of the law and dispense above the law. Those whom the Pope of Rome doth separate, it is not a man that separates them but God. For the Pope holdeth place on earth, not simply of a man but of the true God.’ I Book of Gregory 9 Decret. C3.
The Lateran Council, addressing Pope Julius II in an oration delivered by Marcellus states, ‘Take care that we lose not that salvation, that life and breath which thou hast given us, for thou art our shepherd, tou art physician, thou art governor, thou are husbandman, thou finally ART ANOTHER GOD ON EARTH’ Council Edit. Colm. Agrip. 1618.
Pope Nicholas assumed the title of God. His words are:—‘I am all in all and above all, so that God Himself, and I, the Vicar of God, hath both one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do . . . Wherefore, if those things that I do be said not to be done of man, but of God. WHAT CAN YOU MAKE ME BUT GOD? Again, if prelates of the Church be called and counted of Constantine for gods, I then, being above all prelates, seem by this reason to be ABOVE ALL GODS. Wherefore, no marvel if it be in my power to dispense with all things, yea, with the precepts of Christ.’ See Decret. Par Distinct 96 Ch. 7 Edit Lugd. 1661.
Sitting in the temple of God speaking ex-cathedra the Pope claims to have the infallibility of God Himself. This is the daring pitch and blasphemy of Antichrist in keeping with Paul’s prophecy, ‘Shewing himself to be God.’
After his election the Pope is enthroned in the ceremony known as Adoration.
Let us refer—not to any private sources—but to the official ‘Book of Sacred Ceremonies’ of the Church of Rome.
This book, sometimes called ‘Ceremoniale Romanum,’ is written in Latin, and was compiled three hundred and forty years ago, by Marcellus, a Roman Catholic Archbishop, and is dedicated to a Pope, Leo X. Let us turn to that portion of this Volume which describes the first public appearance of the Pope at Rome, on his Election to the Pontificate.
We there read the following order of proceedings: ‘The Pontiff elect is conducted to the Sacrarium, and divested of his ordinary attire, and is clad in Papal Robes.’ The colour of these is then minutely described. Suffice it to say, that five different articles of dress, in which he is then arrayed, are scarlet. Another vest is specified, and this is covered with pearls. His mitre is then mentioned; and this is adorned with gold and precious stones.
Such, then, is the attire in which the Pope is arrayed, and in which he first appears to the World as Pope. In the Book of Revelation we see that scarlet, pearls, gold, and precious stones are thrice specified by St. John, as characterizing the Mysterious Power portrayed by himself.
But we may not pause here. Turn again to the ‘Ceremoniale Romanum.’ The Pontiff elect, arrayed as has been described, is conducted to the Cathedral of Rome, the Basilica, or Church, of St. Peter. He is led to the Altar; he first prostrates himself before it, and prays. Thus he declares the sanctity of the Altar. He kneels at it, and prays before it, as the seat of God.
What a contrast then ensues! We read thus:
‘The Pope rises, and, wearing his mitre, is lifted up by the Cardinals, and is placed by them upon the Altar – to sit there. One of the Bishops kneels, and begins the ‘Te Deum.’ In the meantime the Cardinals kiss the feet and hands and face of the Pope.’
Such is the first appearance of the Pope in the face of the Church and the World.
‘Whatever God does the Pope professes also. Does God require that to Him every knee shall bow? So, too, the Pope: he requires to be worshipped with prostration and kissing. Does God reveal Himself as the ‘only holy?’ So, too, the Pope. He claims to be styled ‘his holiness.’ Is God the ‘only wise?’ So, too, the Pope: he claims to be ‘inerrable.’ Did God plant his throne on the summit of Sinai, and thence promulgate those ten commandments which are the world’s law? So, too, the Pope: he has planted his seat on the seven hills in the character of the world’s supreme lawgiver and judge, and he claims an equal authority and infallibility for all that he is pleased to promulgate ex-cathedra as Jehovah claims for the precepts of the decalogue.
Is it God’s prerogative to pardon sin? The Pope assumes the same great prerogative. He pardons the sins of the living and the dead. Is it God’s prerogative to assign men their eternal destiny? This, too, does the Pope. He pretends to hold the keys that open and shut purgatory, and while he reserves to his followers a sure passport to the realms of paradise, he consigns all outside his church to eternal woe. In fine, does God sit between the Cherubim and receive the homage of His people in His sanctuary? The Pope, seated on the high altar of St. Peter’s while incense is burned before him, and the knee is bent to him, is invoked as the Lord our God. Romanists are accustomed to call the altar, the throne of God, inasmuch as thereon they place the host. The use the Pope finds for it on these occasions, is the not very dignified one of a footstool. ‘He as God sitteth in the temple of God showing himself that he is God.’Antichrist’s Usurpation Over Kings and Nations


Antichrist makes a double usurpation. He vaults over the thrones of kings into the very throne of God.
Dr. Ian R. K. Paisley

‘Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.’ II Thess. 2:4.
Antichrist makes a double usurpation. He vaults over the thrones of kings into the very throne of God.
‘Binding up in one colossal jurisdiction things temporal and spiritual, the Pope stretched his sceptre over all the seats of human judicature, and sat with his feet on the necks of kings as well as of priests. He claimed it as his prerogative to judge all, but to be judged by none; to make laws, but to be subject to no law; thereby unconsciously vindicating his prophetic appellative ‘the lawless one.’ He has had himself depicted holding in one hand the ‘keys’ of spiritual authority, and in the other the sword of temporal power. He has taught that it ws fit that all princes should kiss his feet, and has extorted from not a few this act of obedience. He has inculcated on monarchs that sound orthodoxy requires them to hold their kingdoms as fiefs of the papal chair; and to keep alive in them this pious frame of mind, he has imposed on them and on their subjects the tax of Peter’s Pence. If still he discerned in them the risings of pride, this meek vicar of Christ has plucked the sceptre from their hand, kicked their crown with his pontifical foot, and transferred their dominion to some more devout and humble-minded neighbour. All this he has done ‘as set of God over the kingdoms and nations to plant and to pluck up — to build and to pull down — to make and to unmake kings.’ ‘Is not the king of England my bondslave?’ were words from the ‘great mouth.’ (Pope Boniface VIII to Philip, King of France.)
If the annals of the Papacy at this present hour are not illustrated by these solemn acts of pontifical justice, it is because the power and not the right is lacking.
Pope John Paul II claims all these powers over all the kings and rulers of the world but prudently postpones their exercise till the arrival of a happier day for the Papacy.Spurgeon on Antichrist


[The Church of Rome] so exactly answers the description.
Dr. Ian R. K. Paisley

"It is the bounden duty of every Christian to pray against Antichrist, and as to what Antichrist is no sane man ought to raise a question. If it be not the popery in the Church of Rome there is nothing in the world that can be called by that name. If there were to be issued a hue and cry for Antichrist, we should certainly take up this church on suspicion, and it would certainly not be let loose again, for it so exactly answers the description."
"Popery is contrary to Christ’s Gospel, and is the Antichrist, and we ought to pray against it. It should be the daily prayer of every believer that Antichrist might be hurled like a millstone into the flood and for Christ, because it wounds Christ, because it robs Christ of His glory, because it puts sacramental efficacy in the place of His atonement, and lifts a piece of bread into the place of the Saviour, and a few drops of water into the place of the Holy Ghost, and puts a mere fallible man like ourselves up as the vicar of Christ on earth; if we pray against it, because it is against Him, we shall love the persons though we hate their errors: we shall love their souls though we loath and detest their dogmas, and so the breath of our prayers will be sweetened, because we turn our faces towards Christ when we pray."Man of Sin and Son of Perdition


The apostle Paul completes the portrait of the Antichrist by styling him the ‘Man of Sin and Son of Perdition.’
Dr. Ian R. K. Paisley

The apostle Paul completes the portrait of the Antichrist by styling him the ‘Man of Sin and Son of Perdition.
Christ is the Man of Holiness, the only truly holy man this earth has ever seen. ‘That Holy Thing.’ Said the angel (Luke 1:35). ‘The Holy Child Jesus,’ said Luke (Acts 4:27). The apostle Paul witnessed that He was "Holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners’ (Heb. 9:26).
The Pope, the Vicar of Christ, is the Man of Sin. He has invented sin, he has taught sin, he has enticed sin, established iniquity by a law, he trades in sins and has grown rich through the sins of Christendom. Sin is the Pope’s work. Sin is the Pope’s being. Popery is the incarnation of sin as the Gospel is the incarnation of holiness.
The policy of the Pope as the Antichrist is not to deny truth but to pervert truth.
He perverts the commandments of God and converts them into sin. He perverts the sacraments of Christ and converts them into sin. He perverts the offices of the church and converts them into sin. There is not a doctrine of the Bible which the Pope does not pervert and thus deny. King Jeroboam made Israel to sin. The Pope has made the world to sin.
Paul further styled him as ‘the Son of Perdition. This is a phrase of terrible significance. It is only used once before in the New Testament and that in reference to Judas the traitor. It is applied to him by our Lord after the devil came in and possessed him.
‘While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name, those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition: that the scripture might be fulfilled.’ John 17:12.
The first ‘son of perdition,’ was a bishop – a bishop who fell from his elevated estate. The Antichrist is a bishop – a bishop fallen indeed – the Bishop of Rome. The first ‘son of perdition,’ went to his own place.
‘That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.’ Acts 1:25.
The Antichrist is cast into the lake of fire.
‘And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.’ Rev. 20:10.
The first ‘son of perdition’ Judas, went forth from the bosom of the infant church, where he had just partaken of the Passover cup. He rose up from the very presence of the Godman, to enact his awful apostasy.
The second and greater ‘son of perdition’ in like manner arose in the bosom of the primitive church. ‘If Christianity is going to be destroyed it must come from within,’ he declared. ‘Give me the kingdoms of the world. Elevate me to Caesar’s throne. I will declare myself to be the Vice-Christ and the world will believe on me and follow me. I will destroy true Christianity.’
Who prompted the Antichrist? What is the power behind the Papacy? The beast is energised by Satan himself. Popery is the son of perdition, the spawn, the offspring of that Old Serpent the Devil, the Arch Destroyer.
Christ’s work is to create and give life. Antichrist’s work is to destroy and take life. The Pope destroys the principles of gospel morality and evangelical virtue. Where the Papacy has trodden there is the blackness of physical, moral and spiritual death. Death and hell follows after the Pope. He is the ‘son of perdition.’ No other can or will fulfill the prophecies of God. He is the Antichrist.

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