Revelation 13:17,18, "And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his
name."Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred
threescore and six."
Calculation of the roman numeral value of the pope's name
The November 15, 1914 edition of OUR SUNDAY VISITOR (a Catholic publication) openly using the term Vicarius Filli Dei. It also states that the name
Vicarius Filli Dei IS INSCRIBED ON THE POPES MITRE
and evidenced again
"The letters inscribed in the Pope's miter are these 'VICARIUS FILII DEI'. which is the Latin for 'VICAR OF THE SON OF GOD.' Catholics hold that
the church, which is a visible society, must have a visible head...., as head of the church, was given the title, 'VICAR OF CHRIST'." Our Sunday
Visitor, (Catholic Weekly) "Bureau of information," Huntington, Ind., April 18, 1915.
Vatican document (in Latin) "Deusdedit cardinalis ... collectio canonum, ed. a P. Martinucci" where they use the term VICARIUS FILII DEI
In the 1940's Robert Correia and others sought out to prove Vicarius Filii Dei was an official title of the pope. Here is their story and a link to a
document signed by Dr. J. Quasten, S.T.D., professor of Ancient History and Christian Archeology, School of Sacred Theology, Catholic University of
America, Washington, DC 1943. Stating that Vicarius Filii Dei and Vicarius Christi are very common for the title of the pope.
The Search to Document and Authenticate Vicarius Filii Dei as told by Robert Franklin
The signed document:
"Vicar of Christ . . . Title used almost exclusively of the Bishop of Rome as successor of Peter and, therefore, the one in the Church who
particularly takes the place of Christ; but used also of bishops in general and even of priests. First used by the Roman Synod of A.D. 495 to refer to
Pope Gelasius; more commonly in Roman curial usage to refer to the Bishop of Rome during the pontificate of Pope Eugene III (1145-1153). Pope Innocent
III (1198-1216) asserted explicitly that the Pope is the Vicar of Christ; further defined at the Council of Florence in the Decree for the Greeks
(1439) and Vatican Council I in Pastor Aerternus (1870). The Second Vatican Council, in Lumen Gentium , n.27, calls bishops in general "vicars and
legates of Christ." All bishops are vicars of Christ for their local churches in their ministerial functions as priest, prophet, and king, as the Pope
is for the universal church; the title further denotes they exercise their authority in the Church not by delegation from any other person, but from
Source: Catholic Dictionary, Peter M.J. Stravinskas, Editor, published by Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., Huntington, 1993, pp. 484-485.
Who is the Sea Beast (Rev.13)/Little Horn (Daniel 7)?
Here is a list of all the identifying characteristics this persecuting power would have
Exterminates 3 nations...Rome will concede to it...Political & religious in one...Will reside on 7 hills...Rules for 1260 years...Will receive
mortal wound...Mortal wound will heal...Was, is not, yet is...Will blaspheme...Will expect worship...Dark Sentences...Says Jesus had not
flesh...Craftiness and deceit...Preaches another Jesus...666 the number of a man...Will hate the Bible...Will kill Christians...All wonder after
him...Will embrace Babylon...Will join with all kings...Will mock Jesus...No desire for women...Beast forces Christians into hiding for 1260
years...Will be a mother church...Try's changing times & law
all characteristics fulfilled by one only in the historical record
The Papal power alone! Identified by every major protestant reformer
What Does the Beast power say is its 'Mark'
“Sunday is our mark of authority...the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact.” —
Catholic Record of London, Ontario, September 1, 1923.
What Does the Beast power say keeping its 'Mark' means
“Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act...And the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical
authority in religious things.” — H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons.
“It was the Catholic church which...has transferred this rest to Sunday in remembrance of the resurrection of our Lord. Therefore the observance
of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) church.” — Monsignor Louis Segur,
Plain Talk About the Protestantism of Today, p. 213.
“Protestants...accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day for public worship after the Catholic Church made the change...But the Protestant
mind does not seem to realize that...In observing the Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope.” — Our
Sunday Visitor, February 15, 1950.
Is your allegiance to God or to the beast, do you pay homage to God or to the Pope (just like in Daniel's day with the command to pay homage to the
Shows how God points is towards the greater future events from similar events in the past
The Bible uses parallels and typologies of past Biblical events to help understand what will happen in the more important future event that prophecy
points us towards. For instance, in Revelation 13:15, 16 we read about all these various peoples that are forced to worship the image of the beast
under threat of death. This is very similar to a past event found in Daniel chapter 3 about all peoples of the land being commanded to bow down and
worship the image of gold of King Nebuchadnezzar under threat of death (the fiery furnace) if you refused. What is going on here in this story of
Daniel 3 which makes it a valid test of a person's allegiance to God? This story is testing the allegiance of God's people by seeing if they will keep
His commandments, specifically targeting the 2nd commandment of no worship of idols.
In the only other instance in the bible where we hear about multiple plagues coming down upon people like in Revelation chapter 15 and 16 is in the
Exodus story from Egypt. It is important to understand what was the reason why God began sending the plagues upon the Egyptians so we can understand
why he will do will again to those who have not found their name in the book of life. We find the reason for the plagues in Exodus chapter 5. In
reading this story we find that the Hebrews are requesting to take a break from their labors, and specifically in Exodus 5:5 we see why. Pharaoh says,
"You make them rest from their labor" (KJV). The word Pharaoh used for rest is 'shabbat' (Strong's #7673) the word which is also found used in Genesis
2:2. Therefore the Hebrews were endeavoring to keep the commands of God by keeping the Sabbath day holy. The reason that the plagues came upon the
Egyptians was because Pharaoh instituted a new civil law to double the labors of the Hebrews that would prevent them from being able to keep the
Sabbath as God had intended for his people, a civil law that was against the Divine law of God. The bible is trying to inform us if we study it what
we can expect from the great future event given what occurred under similar circumstances in the past.
"The [Catholic] Church took the pagan philosophy and made it the buckler of faith against the heathen. She took the pagan Roman Pantheon, temple
of all the gods, and made it sacred to all the martyrs; so it stands to this day. She took the pagan Sunday and made it the Christian Sunday. She took
the pagan Easter and made it the feast we celebrate during this season . . . The Sun was a foremost god with heathendom . . . The sun has worshipers
at this hour in Persia and other lands . . . Hence the Church would seem to say, 'Keep that old pagan name [Sunday]. It shall remain consecrated,
sanctified.' And thus the pagan Sunday, dedicated to Balder, became the Christian Sunday, sacred to Jesus"
--William L. Gildea, "Paschale Gaudium," in The Catholic World, 58, March, 1894, p. 809 [A Roman Catholic weekly].
Sunday is founded not on Scripture, but on tradition, and is a distinctly Catholic institution." - Catholic Record Sept. 17, 1893 .
The New Testament makes no explicit mention that the apostles changed the day of worship, but we know it from tradition." - The New Revised
Baltimore Catechism (1949) p.139
(Matthew 15:3,6,9) But He answered and said to them, why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?...And you void the
commandment of God by your tradition...But in vain they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
-"These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men...And
he said to them. 'You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions.'" Mark 7:7,9
So what distinguishing these 'real' Christians:
He that saith, I know him, and keepth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 1 John 2:4
What does keeping Sunday mean?
Sunday was the name given by the heathens to the first day of the week, because it was the day on which they worshiped the sun." John Eadie, D.D.,
LL.D. A Bible Cyclopedia, p. 561
'Webster's International Dictionary, 19th edition' - Sunday...so called because this day was anciently dedicated to the sun, or its worship
Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, who is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the
Greek tongue he has the name Apollyon.
(Apolloyon=Apollo=pagan sun god=Satan)
What is going to happen...
- Satan is going to impersonate the second coming of Jesus
- When he comes he is going to perform many miracles and people will think that he is God (even though Jesus said when he returns again he won't touch
- Like in the days of the exodus (Hebrew parallelism) a civil law is going to be requested by Satan to make it a crime for people to keep the Sabbath
commandment (4th commandment of the Divine Law) and instead get people to acknowledge him on Sunday.
- People will have to tell the civil authorities whether they will go along with this and they will be given access to the economic system so that
they will be able to buy and sell. If they don't accept then no access card will be given.
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Remember people...the protestant reformation was stopped in its tracks at the Council of Trent because of the Sabbath issue. The protestants were
claiming that they believed in the Bible alone but then the Vatican pointed out that they had no scriptural authority telling them to keep Sunday
instead of the approved Sabbath, so they were found in contradiction to that they said they upheld (the bible alone) and lost....
The Vatican says:
"Is not yet too late for Protestants to redeem themselves. Will they do it?... will they indeed take the written word only, the Scripture alone,
as their sole authority and their sole standard? Or will they still hold the indefensible, self contradictory, and suicidal doctrine and practice of
following the authority of the Catholic church and wear the SIGN of her authority? Will they keep the Sabbath of the Lord, the seventh day, according
to Scripture? Or will they keep the Sunday according to the tradition of the Catholic church, Romes
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