This End Times Deception Bible Study will summarize the identifying marks of the Antichrist beast.
God has laid out in the Bible many identifying marks about the antichrist, so that we can know for CERTAIN, by comparing those identifying marks with what has happened in history, as to who is the antichrist.
The Bible antichrist is the little horn of Daniel 7, the sea beast of Revelation 13, and the Harlot woman in Revelation 17, and below we have laid out the many identifying marks to show you with 100% certainty that the Bible antichrist is the Papal Church of Rome (Roman Catholic Church).
Identifying Marks of Antichrist Little Horn
Daniel 7:8,21,25 …..’I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.’
1. IT’S A LITTLE HORN – This is a little kingdom which matches the Vatican State as being the smallest kingdom in the world.
2. IT COMES UP OUT OF THE BEAST – The beast is Rome, and the Roman Catholic Church came to power from the Roman Empire.
3. IT RISES AMONG THE TEN HORNS – The Roman Catholic Church arose amongst the ten nations of Europe.
4. IT RISES TO POWER AFTER THE OTHER TEN HORNS – Rome fell in AD476 and split into the ten kingdoms of Europe. Then the Roman Catholic Church came to power in AD538.
5. UPROOTS THREE OF THE OTHER TEN HORNS – The Roman Catholic Church had three of the original kingdoms of Europe destroyed. The Vandals, Ostrogoths and the Heruli.
6. IT HAS EYES AND MOUTH OF A MAN – So this kingdom has a visible leader at the helm just like the pope.
7. IT PERSECUTES THE SAINTS OF GOD – The Roman Catholic Church killed tens of millions of Christians during it’s reign in the “dark ages”.
8. IT’S DIVERSE FROM THE OTHER HORNS – The other kingdoms were purely political kingdoms, but this one is “different”. The Papal Church of Rome is a political AND religious kingdom
9. IT WILL SPEAK AGAINST GOD – The Roman Catholic Church speaks great boastful words which are against God. You can see these on the antichrist speaks page.
10. IT THINKS TO CHANGE GOD’S LAW – The Roman Catholic Church “thinks” that it has changed the sabbath to Sunday.
11. IT WILL REIGN FOR A TIME, TIMES AND HALF TIME – This kingdom will rule for 1260 years (time, times and half time is 1260 prophetic days, day for a year principle) The Roman Catholic Church reigned for 1260 years between 538 – 1798.
Note: Quote regarding Catholic Church “thinking” to change the sabbath commandment to Sunday:
“The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the scriptures, because the church had changed the Sabbath into Sunday, not by command of Christ, but by it’s own authority.” (Canon and Tradition, page.263)
Identifying Marks of Antichrist Beast in Revelation 13
Revelation 13:1-8 …’And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.’
1. IT RISES OUT OF THE SEA – Sea in prophecy represents an area of different people, nations and tongues (Rev. 17:15). The Roman Catholic Church rose to power amongst the many different nations, people and tongues of Europe. It also has the largest support of people around the world than any other church or religion.
2. NAME OF BLASPHEMY ON THE HEADS – The Roman Catholic Church make blasphemous claims and speak great swelling words which are against God.
3. IT RECEIVES A DEADLY WOUND, WHICH WOULD BE HEALED – The Papal Church of Rome received a deadly wound in 1798 when the French army marched into Rome, taking the pope captive and ending the rule of the Papacy. Then in 1929, the Vatican received state power again which was signed into law by Mussolini.
4. IT MAKES WAR WITH THE SAINTS OF GOD – The Roman Catholic Church killed tens of millions of Christians during it’s reign.
5. IT REIGNS FOR 42 MONTHS – Again, using the day for a year principle, this kingdom rules and persecutes for 1260 years. This is the same power as the little horn of Daniel 7, and it is the Roman Catholic Church which ruled for 1260 years between 538 – 1798AD.
Note: Also you will see in Revelation 13 that the number of the beast 666 is the number of A MAN. Just take a look at this amazing quote … “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; Christ, before His ascension into heaven, appointed St. Peter to act as His representative. Hence, to the Bishop of Rome as head of the church, was given the title, ‘Vicar of Christ.'”
At present the pope’s miter does not contain the Latin title, but the words are incorporated into the coronation ceremonies of each newly crowned pope”. (Quote from Catholic newspaper, Our Sunday Visitor, of April 1915). If you convert the letters of the name “Vicarius Filii Dei” into Roman numerals and add them up, you will come to 666. The number of the “man” is the number of the pope. Now the pope isn’t the antichrist himself, he is the leader of the antichrist kingdom which is the Papal Church.
Identifying Marks of Babylon the Great – Antichrist Church
Just as Isaiah 54:5-6, Jeremiah 6:2 and 2 Corinthians 11:2 confirms, a woman in the Bible represents a church. The pure woman in Revelation represents God’s true church, therefore the harlot woman in Revelation 17 represents and apostate fallen church. This is Babylon the Great.
Revelation 17 …’I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters. With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. And I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration….. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth…..And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.’
1. THIS CHURCH SITS ON MANY WATERS – The angel confirms that the waters where the woman sits are nations, peoples, multitudes and tongues. The Roman Catholic church is “supported” by many nations, peoples, multitudes and tongues all over the world.
2. KINGS HAVE COMMITTED FORNICATION WITH HER – Throughout history, the kings of the earth have committed evil things with the Papal Church and she is united with the leaders and kings of the earth today, preparing to enforce her “mark”.
3. INHABITANTS OF EARTH MADE DRUNK BY HER WINE – Wine in Bible prophecy is a symbol of doctrines, so the earth have been made drunk with the false doctrines of this church, and that is the case with the billions of people that have been deceived with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
4. SHE SITS ON BEAST WITH SEVEN HEADS – The angel says that the heads are seven mountains, so this church is situated in a place with seven mountains. Where is the Vatican? It’s in Rome, the CITY OF SEVEN HILLS.
5. SHE IS ARRAYED IN PURPLE AND SCARLET – The main colours of the Bishops and Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are purple and scarlet.
6. DECKED WITH GOLD AND PRECIOUS STONES – This denotes that this church is very wealthy and it’s churches are decked with Gold and all kinds of precious things. This is none other than the Roman Catholic Church. She is not only the wealthiest church, but one of the wealthiest institutions in the world. And you only need go into her churches and cathedrals to see the gold and precious stones.
7. SHE IS THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS – So this is the mother church and she has daughter harlots. The Roman Catholic Church is regarded as the “mother” church and the protestant churches that were BORN from her in the reformation and who still hold onto some of her doctrines (like Sunday sabbath) are her harlot daughters.
8. DRUNK WITH THE BLOOD OF SAINTS – As we’ve already revealed, the Roman Catholic Church has the blood of tens of millions of Christians on her hands.
9. JOHN “WONDERED” AT THE VISION OF HER – There is only one church that you could look at and wonder in awe of her, and that is the Roman Catholic Church. John only wondered at her because he saw the splendour and pomp of this church.
10. SHE IS THE “CITY” THAT REIGNS OVER THE KINGS OF EARTH – The Roman Catholic Church is the ONLY church that has power over the leaders and kings of the earth. The Papal Church has relations with over 90% of the world’s countries, and many leaders are guided by her.
Roman Catholic Church is Antichrist
Make no mistake, God has laid out so many identifying marks about who the antichrist is, that we CANNOT fail to identify who it is. And as you can see from the above, there is no other kingdom, institution, religion or church that matches these identifying marks the way the Papal Church of Rome does.
It’s a PERFECT match! If you are a member of this church it’s time to COME OUT OF BABYLON. God still loves you dearly and is calling you out. Who is the antichrist today? The Roman Catholic Church.
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