posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 10:26 PM
I mentioned the whore of Babylon being the Roman Catholic Church - Read Revelations Chapter 17, consider your secular history, the fact that Rome is
the city of seven hills, the purple and scarlet, the great persecutor that had slain multitudes of the people of God, the beast that was, and is not -
a secular city power and when destroyed by barbarians, rose again on the same foundations through the Papacy.
About the 1260 years. A couple of things. In Revelation Chapter 11, verse two, a corrupted Church after a long period of apostasy shall be compared
with some divine standard.
The two witness in verse three is of two witnesses that shall prophesy in sackcloth - a symbol of sorrow and mourning, and that these two witnesses
shall be in tribulation during the period named.
The two olive trees and two candlesticks, gave forth light. These two symbols indicate that during this period of 1260 days (in prophecy one day
equals a year) God shall have two agencies, bearing divine witness, which shall give light unto men.
Once they make their testimony complete, the beast empowered by the abyss , shall kill the witnesses.
Get a Bible. You have two Testaments. The Old Testament and the New Testament. The word Testament is a word that signifies to bear WITNESS.
Their bodies shall lie for three days and a half, and yet not be buried. Though the witnesses were slain, their enemies could not get them out of
sight. Of the Great City, it's used eight times in Revelation, but never used of Jerusalem. It is in contrast to the Holy City, which is a symbol
of the true Church, but here is a wicked City used to symbolize a false religion or apostate church.
Three and a half days, three and a half years, 1260 days, or 1260 years, cross referencing verse three.
"The Pope's letter is the most weighty authority in the Church." Cardinal Gibbons, in Faith of Our Fathers, 93.
"Parts of the Bible are evidently unsuited to the very young or to the ignorant, and hence Clement XI condemned the proposition that the reading of
the Scriptures is for all . . . In early times the Bible was read freely by lay people." Catholic Dic., 82.
In 527AD, Justinian ascended the throne of the Eastern Empire,, and healed the schism earlier begun between the Greek and Roman churches by ruling in
favor of Rome. In Gibbon, Volume IV, p.528 one will find an account of the terrible persecution, inaugurated by Justinian in order to make all
conform to Roman rule. His reign was a uniform, yet various scene of persecution with Churches and their congregations surrounded by Catholic
soldiers, and the houses burned with the congregations in them.
It was at this period when the Catholic Church is drenched in blood in order to make the Romish power universal.
In 531 AD, Justinian decreed and enforced by arms the subjugation of the whole Church to the Roman Pope, and in 533AD, bestowed on the Pope the title
of Rector Ecclesae, or Lord of the Church. (D'Augigne's Reformation, Vol.I, pg. 42. So in 533 AD, the "Man of Sin" was revealed. The Papacy was
fully revealed and established. The universal claims of the Pope were sanctioned by imperial power.
During the long period from 533AD to 1793, the prophetic 1260 years, the two witnesses remained in sackcloth, and even where the Protestant
Reformation began to spring forth, there was still intoleration. Puritans were still persecuted in England, Baptists in Lutheran Germany, Calvin
burnt Servetus in Geneva, Quakers and Baptists were punished for their religion in the American colonies.
"War was made upon them." Near the close of the eighteenth century, the most determined attack ever known was made upon the Bible. Voltaire and
Rousseau led in France, Frederick the Great in Germany, Tome Paine, Hume, Gibbon, and Bolingbroke in England, Jefferson and Paine in America. At last
the culmination was reached in France, where representatives of that nation by national law abolished not only the Bible but God. They decreed that
France would worship no gods by Reason and Liberty. Athiesm became the law of the land.
But with the years ending the eighteenth century and early in the nineteenth century, the witnesses came to life. The Bible is now translated into
every written tongue on earth.
The city of Rome and its Papal authority?
When the Word was printed, the bitterness and sweetness were roared at by the Papal Bulls thrown out in protest, but in the end, the Two Witnesses
after 1260 years were once again Testifying.