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Originally posted by kenshiro2012
I have heard about the prophecy that there is maybe 1 more pope before the end times. I read it a while ago.. Please explain the importance of Peter the roman.. will he be the antichrist?
Actually, he will "open his arms" to the anti-christ, welcoming him in the mistaken belief that the anti christ is the second coming of christ.
This will cause a great schism in the church which will usher in the tribulations otherwise known as armegedon.
that is what the prophesy predicts.
"Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb [he looked righteous - a lamb is the symbol of Christ], but he spoke like a dragon [a dragon is one of the symbols of Satan]. He exercised all the authority of the first beast [the political leader] on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast [the great religious leader will take a secondary role to the political leader], whose fatal wound had been healed [the Roman empire has "fallen" and come back to life a number of times]. And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men [he is going to put on quite a show to convince people]. Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image [the political ruler is the one who will demand worship, not his powerful and influential religious ally who will merely be serving as his "prophet"] to be killed. He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666".
As you can see from this account, these two people are going to have incredible power. They will affect all people of every nation on earth.
Originally posted by rrahim1
Even if the Antichrist appeared during our lifetime, it would strike fear into all the people in the world, and they will suddenly snap out of their fairytale life and realize it. They will also have strong faith that God exists and then god will come.