reply to post by St Udio
Oops.... it was Doug
Frist, not Bill
and about the OP video, that tells us about the anti-christ prophecies & the person that will come.
the part about... (the beast that once was, is not (now), but will be... although for a short time...)
the videos explaination that the Catholic church and/or the Vatican (a nation state) is the subject of this coded prophecy
... just does not
John's vision in Revelations, was composed around 90-100AD,
so the verse about the beast that was...is not now... but is yet to come...
was in reference to his present lifetime, at that era in
The phrophetic verse about the beast, or as the video interpets it beast=vatican
did not exist in the authors time of the vision, 90-100AD...
therefore the catholic church, the vatican, or the pope; never were as the phrophecy states (... beast that was once...is not now,...
i recall that the video states the Roman Catholic Church didn't become established until something like 538 or 583 AD...hundreds of years after the
~100AD prophecy was written down in Revelations...
so i'm supposed to understand that for 400+ years the beast that was... is not ... yet will come...
that prophecy was not supposed to begin
until 1929? and had no meaning for the believers in the early church, the middle ages, the crusades, the 1st war with Islam, etc?
Also... i'd suggest that the 7 heads of the beast are more than likely the 7 churches that are sent letters in the beginning of the book of
rather than the treatment the video trys to indoctrinate us with.
someone could do a thesis on the twists & turns of the video presentation and the spin on interpetation used...and point out that even the video is
part of the mass delusion that is being played out.
i think i've said enough about that....
[edit on 14-9-2008 by St Udio]