So who is this beast (kingdom) that enforces the mark? The following are not just our thoughts or the thoughts of some particular denomination but truth that was discovered by many brilliant people several centuries ago. We are not going to go into any detail that proves who the beast power is but there is a link below for those who want conclusive and very detailed evidence that is both fascinating and essential reading. The identity of the beast was first discovered in 1517 by Martin Luther who was a Roman Catholic Priest. He found that the beast is none other than the very Church he belonged to. Thus, what we are dealing with is not the mark of the devil but the mark of the beast, which more specifically is the mark of the Roman Catholic Church. What do you think of now when you hear the phrase, “The Mark of the Catholic Church?” Does it still sound sinister and horrific? Do you still think of technology? Would you agree that it now takes on a whole new meaning?
Many Famous People knew Who is the Beast
All these brilliant people knew that the Roman Catholic Papal Church is the little horn of Daniel 7, which is synonymous with the first beast of Revelation 13 that enforces 666 and the mark of the beast, and some of them died by the hand of the Roman Catholic Church. See also the identity of the antichrist. “John Wycliffe, William Tyndale (translated the Bible - Tyndale Bible), Martin Luther, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer; in the seventeenth century, Bunyan, the translators of the KING JAMES BIBLE and the men who published the Westminster and Baptist confessions of Faith; Sir Isaac Newton, John Wesley, Whitfield, Jonathan Edwards; and more recently Spurgeon, Bishop J.C. Ryle and Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones; these men among countless others, all saw the office of the Papacy as the antichrist.” — All Roads Lead to Rome, by Michael de Semlyen. Dorchestor House Publications, p. 205. 1991.
Have you ever wondered why God used symbolism to hide the identity of the antichrist beast power in Bible prophecy so that it would not be understood until the end of the dark ages where the Catholic Church ruled as Church and state? The Bible was in the hands of the Catholic Church all through these years, and if they were identified directly in Scripture, what would they have done to the Bible? They would have changed what Scripture said! As it is they had Jesuits write false Bible prophecy to try and hide what all the protestants began teaching. If the Bible did not refer to the Catholic Church in any way, then God would not have needed to hide Bible prophecy meaning in symbolism as there would have been no risk of it been changed. This alone reveals that Scripture is referring to the Papal Church extensively and why God had to hide things in symbolism that would not be understood until such a time where the Catholic Church no longer had control over Scripture.
More than fifty Popes have shown themselves to be atheists. The history of Popes records drunkenness, homosexuality, rape, murder, torture, adultery, incest, selling religious offices and much more. Many Popes have been labelled the most EVIL men in history. Here are some brief examples. Popes from 366-1045 AD, 1088-1492 AD and 1503-1958 AD. Here is the response given by the Catholic Church in regards to the reign of terror and bloodshed that evil Popes have done over the centuries. How could any man believe that we honour Christ with evil or obeying Satan or Satanic people?
So does the Catholic Church specialize in technology or enforcing computer chips? Not likely! And again, why would this make God so angry that He would pour out His full wrath upon you. This is our most merciful and forgiving God that sent His only Son to die for our sins. Clearly, there is more to this and why Jesus says those who receive the mark are DECEIVED. The Catholic Church have enforced many things by death over the centuries but it was never technology, it was ALWAYS their religious viewpoint that was enforced by the death of millions. This is what the book of Revelation also reveals. Note their following quotes for just some of their religious viewpoints.
“The belief in the Bible as the sole source of faith is unhistorical, illogical, fatal to the virtue of faith, and destructive of unity.” — The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XIII, “Protestantism”, Section III A - Sola Scriptura (“Bible Alone”), Nihil Obstat, February 1, 1912 by Remy Lafort, D.D., Censor, Imprimatur. John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.
“We confess that the Pope has power of changing Scripture and of adding to it, and taking from it, according to his will.” — Roman Catholic Confessions for Protestants Oath, Article XI, (Confessio Romano-Catholica in Hungaria Evangelicis publice praescripta te proposita, editi a Streitwolf), as recorded in Congressional Record of the U.S.A., House Bill 1523, Contested election case of Eugene C. Bonniwell, against Thos. S. Butler, Feb. 15, 1913.
“The Saviour Himself is the door of the sheepfold: ‘I am the door of the sheep.’ Into this fold of Jesus Christ, no man may enter unless he be led by the Sovereign Pontiff; and only if they be united to him can men be saved, for the Roman Pontiff is the Vicar of Christ and His personal representative on earth.” — Pope John XXIII in his homily to the Bishops and faithful assisting at his coronation on November 4, 1958.
“Indeed, there is but one universal Church of the faithful outside of which no one at all is saved.” — Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, 1215; Denz. 151.
“He is a heretic who does not believe what the Roman Hierarchy teaches.” — The American Textbook of Popery, p 164 (quoting from the “Directory for the Inquisitors”).
What does the Catholic Church say should be done to heretics?
“When confronted with heresy, she (Catholic Church) does not content herself with persuasion, arguments of an intellectual and moral order appear to her insufficient, and she has recourse to force, to corporal punishment, to torture.” — The Rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris, H.M.A. Baudrillart, quoted in The Catholic Church, The Renassance, and Protestantism, p 182-183.
“The church may by divine right confiscate the property of heretics, imprison their person, and condemn them to flames. In our age, the right to inflict the severest penalties, even death, belongs to the church. There is no graver offense than heresy, therefore it must be rooted out.” Public Eccliastical, Vol. 2, p.142.
“A heretic merits the pains of fire....By the Gospel, the canons, civil law, and custom, heretics must be burned.” — The American Textbook of Popery, p 164 (quoting from the “Directory for the Inquisitors”).
Pope Innocent IV in 1252 approved torture and ordered civil authorities to burn “heretics” in the “Ad exstirpanda” Bull. This torture was reinforced by Popes Alexander IV, Clement IV, Nicholas IV, Boniface VIII and others from 1254 - 1303. Roman Catholic documents revealed that they murdered around 68,000,000 protesters from 1100 to 1800 AD when the inquisition stopped.
A note about and for Catholics
Our humble apologies to all Catholics but genuine love demands the identification of the antichrist that enforces the mark of the beast so that no honest person will be deceived for eternity is at stake. While identifying the Roman Catholic Church as the antichrist power, we hasten to remind all sincere Christians that many of Christ’s true followers are still members of this Church. They are unaware of the great deception under which they worship. The Saviour died for them as well as people of all other faiths. The present is surely the time for love to be expressed in sincere action as these precious saints are called out of apostasy into the light of God’s saving truth.
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