Here is an explanation to chapter 13 of the book of revelation..This chapter is key to understand who the beast and Babylon is . Revelation chapter 13 commentary helps us what will be happening soon as this chapter tells us that the first beast joins a very powerful world power . This chapter tells us that this world power gives the beast power and makes false miracles. Who is the beast in revelation chapter 13 commentary ? Who is this second beast? What will they do to the earth inhabitants?
Revelation chapter 13 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.
The sea means people, multitudes. The bible says that prophecy did not come by the Wil of men . The explanations of the bible symbols are found somewhere else in the bible .
RE 17 And he saithe unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
This verse tell sis that John saw a beast out of the sea. Who is this beast ? Reading the next verses we see that this beast is the same as the four beast in Daniel chapter 7 . In Daniel chapter 7 we learn that Babylon is the first kingdom . Then comes Medes, Grece, Rome . And out of Rome a little horn power comes up or the Antichrist, or the beast also called Babylon.
This beasts speaks blasphemy . What is blasphemy ? Let us go find the answer in the bible The book of revelation chapter 13 commentary is filled with symbols . Many try to explain the bible the way they want . But the bile says that we cannot do such a thing . We need to let God interpret the bible .
2 PE For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Men spake the revelations of God. The interpretation comes from God . The symbols of revelation chapter 13 commentary are explained by the bible and not by mend interpretation .
RE 13 2 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.
These four beasts are found in denial chapter 7 .These four beasts are also the same as Daniel chapter 2 image . These four beasts start with Babylon as Daniel says in Daniel 2 You Nebuchadnezzar you are the head of gold . Also the first beast. If Babylon is the first kingdom of these four. Can we know who came after Babylon in history ? Yes
DA 2 38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
Babylon is the head of gold and the lion the first of the four beasts.
DA 7 17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. Instead of having four beasts or kingdoms like in daniel chapter 7 Here in revelation chapter 13 commentary The four beasts are all in one . Here it says also that the Dragon gives this beast power, seat and its authority . Who is the Dragon ? We read in revelation chapter 12 that the dragon is Satan .
RE 12 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
It means that these four kingdoms which are in one end time kingdom receive power from Satan to rule the world . This is amazing to read this to understand that this power ruing the earth in the end time are ruled by Satan. This means also that most people on earth, because they do not read the bible will be deceived.
RE 13 3 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.
O it talks about the deadly wound . The bible often refers to the 1260 days or years of papal persecution . So we know that this wound comes at the end of this period so that the rule of the beast or papal power ends . What happened then ? Napoleon general Berthier took the pope captive in 1798 and this was a deadly wound to the papacy .
The papacy started in 538 when Justinian gave to the power spiritual and temporal power. Adding 1260 years we arrive to the deadly wound of 1798 . The bible says here in revelation chapter 13 commentary that this would would be healed. The papacy that has lost its power over kings and all rulers. The bible says here will regain all the lost power it had. Could it be this power will revive the inquisition ? Let us read.
RE 13 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
A times will come on earth when all inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast. We know from Daniel 7 that this beast cold be no other than the papacy . The revelation chapter 13 commentary is thr story of the 2 beasts of revelation that unite.
It rules 1260 years
It has a man that speaks blasphemies
It uproots 3 pagan kings
It thinks to changes the sabbath to sunday
It persecutes millions of Christians
It stands on a city with 7 hills
Its prelates wear purple and scarlet
Its leader has a number 666
There is no other power on earth that can fulfil all these characteristics. The papacy ruled 1260 years. Had a stop in 1798 . The papacy is regaining its lost power. It persecuted 50 million Christians during the dark ages and the inquisition . It has a men that claims to be God and that claims to forgive sins . It thought to change the sabbath from Saturday to sunday . It resides in Rome the city of 7 hills. Its prelates wear scarlet and purple . How precise and incredible the bible is . This can only be fulfilled by one power, the papacy .
RE 13 5 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.
What is blasphemy ? Let us see what the bible says . The bible says that the Pharisees said Jesus blasphemed when He said
1 I am God 2 I can forgive sins Jesus was not blaspheming because He is God. Does the pope and catholic priest claim to forgive sins ? Yes Does the pope claim to be God or the represent ant of God on earth ? Yes This is blasphemy .
JN 10 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
MK 2 7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
Here we see because of unbelief Pharisees did not believe Jesus was God . Do we have quotes from the papacy that they claim to forgive sins and be God on earth ? This revelation chapter 13 commentary give amazing insight on last day events and how the world Wil end .
THE POPE CLAIMS TO BE GOD ON EARTH
“The Pope is not simply the representative of Jesus Christ. On the contrary, he is Jesus Christ Himself, under the veil of the flesh, and who by means of a being common to humanity continues His ministry amongst men … Does the Pope speak? It is Jesus Christ Who is speaking. Does he teach? It is Jesus Christ Who teaches. Does he confer grace or pronounce an anathema? It is Jesus Christ Himself
Who is pronouncing the anathema and conferring the grace. Hence consequently, when one speaks of the Pope, it is not necessary to examine, but to obey: there must be no limiting the bounds of the command, in order to suit the purpose of the individual whose obedience is demanded: there must be no cavilling at the declared will of the Pope, and so invest it with quite another than that which he has put upon it: no preconceived opinions must be brought to bear upon it: no rights must be set up against the rights of the Holy Father to teach and command; his decisions are not to be criticized, or his ordinances disputed.
Therefore by Divine ordination, all, no matter how august the person may be — whether he wear a crown or be invested with the purple, or be clothed in the sacred vestments: all must be subject to Him Who has had all things put under Him.” –Evangelical Christendom, January 1, 1895, pg. 15, published in London by J. S. Phillips.
“It seems that Pope John Paul II now presides over the universal Church from his place upon Christ’s cross.” “Auckland Bishop Says Pope Presides From the Cross” AUCKLAND, New Zealand, SEPT. 20, 2004, Zenit.org
“In founders and foundresses [of the consecrated orders of nuns and priests, etc.] we see a constant and lively sense of the Church, which they manifest by their full participation in all aspects of the Church’s life, and in their ready obedience to the bishops and especially to the Roman Pontiff. Against this background of love towards Holy Church, ‘the pillar and bulwark of the truth’ (1 Tim 3:15), we readily understand the devotion of Saint Francis of Assisi for ‘
THE LORD POPE‘, the daughterly outspokenness of Saint Catherine of Siena towards the one whom she called ‘SWEET CHRIST ON EARTH‘, the apostolic obedience and the sentire cum Ecclesia of Saint Ignatius Loyola, and the joyful profession of faith made by Saint Teresa of Avila: ‘I am a daughter of the Church’. We can also understand the deep desire of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus: ‘In the heart of the Church, my mother, I will be love’. These testimonies are representative of the full ecclesial communion which the Saints, founders and foundresses, have shared in diverse and often difficult times and circumstances.
They are examples which consecrated persons need constantly to recall if they are to resist the particularly strong centrifugal and disruptive forces at work today. A distinctive aspect of ecclesial communion is allegiance of mind and heart to the magisterium of the bishops, an allegiance which must be lived honestly and clearly testified to before the People of God by all consecrated persons, especially those involved in theological research, teaching,
publishing, catechesis and the use of the means of social communication. Because consecrated persons have a special place in the church, their attitude in this regard is of immense importance for the whole people of God” (Pope John Paul II, “Apostolic Exhortation on the Consecrated Life and Its Mission in the Church and in the World,” to the bishops and clergy, religious orders and congregations, societies of apostolic life, secular institutes, and all the faithful, given in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, March 25, 1996) (Emphasis added)
“It seems that Pope John Paul II now presides over the universal Church from his place upon Christ’s cross,” said Bishop Dunn, who traveled with seven other prelates to Rome. Taken from an article entitled, “Auckland Bishop Says Pope Presides From the Cross” AUCKLAND, New Zealand, SEPT. 20, 2004 –Zenit.org (Article # ZE04092001) (Also note the term “Universal Church” is now being used!)
“The Pope is of so great dignity, and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God. and the vicar of God.” -Ferraris Ecclesiastical dictionary
Pope Pius V
“All names which in the Scriptures are applied to Christ, by virtue of which it is established that He is over the church, all the same names are applied to the Pope.” – On the Authority of the Councils, book 2, chapter 17
“The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.” Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Chapter XXVII, p. 218, “Cities Petrus Bertanous”.
“…the Pope is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief of kings, having plenitude of power.” Lucius Ferraris, in “Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica”, Volume V, article on “Papa, Article II”, titled “
Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility”, #1, 5, 13-15, 18, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition. Papacy claims for Worldwide Authority, Authority Over the Kings of the Earth
“The Pope takes the place of Jesus Christ on earth…by divine right the Pope has supreme and full power in faith, in morals over each and every pastor and his flock. He is the true vicar, the head of the entire church, the father and teacher of all Christians.
He is the infallible ruler, the founder of dogmas, the author of and the judge of councils; the universal ruler of truth, the arbiter of the world, the supreme judge of heaven and earth, the judge of all, being judged by no one, God himself on earth.” Quoted in the New York Catechism.
-These words appeared in the Roman Canon Law: “To believe that our Lord God the Pope has not the power to decree as he is decreed, is to be deemed heretical.-I?i the Gloss “Extravagantes” o.f Pope John XXII Cum inter, Tit. XIV, Cap. IV. Ad Callem Sexti Decretalium, Paris, 1685.
-Father A. Pereira says: “It is quite certain that Popes have never approved or rejected this title ‘Lord God the Pope,’ for the passage in the gloss referred to appears in the edition of the Canon Law published in Rome in 1580 by Gregory XIII.”
-Writers on the Canon Law say, “The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in heaven and earth.”- Barclay Cap. XXVII, p. 218. Cities Petrus Bertrandus, Pius V. – Cardinal Cusa supports his statement. Pope Francis Allows Priests To Forgive Women Who Have Had Abortion
.-Pope Nicholas I declared that “the appellation of God had been confirmed by Constantine on the Pope, who, being God, cannot be judged by man.” – Labb IX Dist.: 96 Can. 7, Satis evidentur, Decret Gratian Primer Para.
“The pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man (…) he is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief of kings, having plenitude of power.” -Lucius Ferraris, «Prompta Bibliotheca», 1763, Volume VI, ‘Papa II’, pp.25-29
“The supreme teacher in the Church is the Roman Pontiff. Union of minds, therefore, requires (…) complete submission and obedience of will to the Church and to the Roman Pontiff, as to God Himself.” -Leo VIII, «On the Chief Duties of Christians as Citizens», Encyclical letter, 1890
“God separates those whom the Roman Pontiff, who exercises the functions, not of mere man, but of the true God (…) dissolves, not by human but rather by divine authority.” -Decretals of Gregory IX», Book 1, Chapter 7.3
“Hence the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and of earth and of the lower regions (infernorum).” -Lucius Ferraris, «Prompta Bibliotheca», 1763, Volume VI, ‘Papa II’, p.26)
“Innocent III has written: “Indeed, it is not top much to say that in view of the sublimity of their offices the priests are so many gods.” -The dignity of the priesthood by Liguori p, 36
“The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, he is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the veil of flesh.” Catholic National July 1895.
“We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty” …Pope Leo XIII Encyclical Letter of June 20, 1894, The Mark of the Beast
“For thou art the shepherd, thou art the physician, thou art the director, thou art the husbandman, finally thou art another God on earth.” Labbe and Cossart’s “History of the Councils.” Vol. XIV, col. 109
The title “Lord God the Pope” is found within a gloss of Extravagantes of Pope John XXII, title 14, chapter 4,
In an Antwerp edition of the Extravagantes, the words, “Dominum Deum Nostrum Papam” (Our Lord God the Pope) can be found in column 153. In a Paris edition, they are found in column 140.
Roman Catholic Canon Law stipulates through Pope Innocent III that the Roman pontiff is “the vicegerent upon earth, not a mere man, but of a very God;” and in a gloss on the passage it is explained that this is because he is the vicegerent of Christ, who is “very God and very man.” Decretales Domini Gregorii translatione Episcoporum, (on the transference of Bishops), title 7, chapter 3; Corpus Juris Canonice (2nd Leipzig ed., 1881), col. 99; (Paris, 1612), tom. 2, Devretales, col. 205
“The pope is the supreme judge of the law of the land… He is the vicegerent (replacement) of Christ, who is not only a Priest forever, but also King of kings and Lord of lords.” – La Civilia Cattolica, March 18, 1871, quoted in Leonard Woosely Bacaon, An inside view of the Vatican Council (American Tract Society ed.), p.229, n.
The last line of the 1302 ad Bull Unam Sanctam… Issued by POPE BONIFACE VIII states; we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff. –UNAM SANCTAM (Promulgated November 18, 1302) (For a complete look at this quote, see this… ) Catholicism, The miracle or deception of incorruptible bodies
“Christ entrusted His office to the chief pontiff;… but all power in heaven and in earth has been given to Christ;… therefore the chief pontiff, who is His vicar, will have this power.” Corpus Juris chap. 1 column 29, translated from a gloss on the words Porro Subesse Romano Pontiff
“The pope is the supreme judge of the law of the land . . . He is the vicegerent of Christ, and is not only a priest forever, but also King of kings and Lord of lords“–La Civilta Cattolica, March 18, 1871.
“All the faithful must believe that the Holy Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff [the Pope] possesses the primacy over the whole world, and the Roman Pontiff is the successor of blessed Peter, Prince of the Apostles, and is true vicar of Christ, and heed of the whole church, and father and teacher of all Christians; and that full power was given to him in blessed Peter to rule, feed, and govern the universal Church by Jesus Christ our Lord.”–First Dogmatic Constitution on the Church of Christ, “Eternal Pastor,” published in the fourth session of the Vatican Council, 1870, chap. 3, in Philip Schaff, Creeds of Christendom. vol. 2, p. 262.
“The Pope’s authority is unlimited, incalculable; it can strike, as Innocent III says, wherever sin is; it can punish every one; it allows no appeal and is itself Sovereign Caprice; for the Pope carries, according to the expression of Boniface VIII, all rights in the Shrine of his breast. As he has now become infallible, he can by the use of the little word, “orbi,” (which means that he turns himself round to the whole Church) make every rule, every doctrine, every demand, into a certain and incontestable article of Faith. No right can stand against him, no personal or corporate liberty; or as the [Roman Catholic] Canonists put it—“The tribunal of God and of the pope is one and the same.” -Ignaz von Dollinger, “A Letter Addressed to the Archbishop of Munich” 1871; as quoted in MacDougall, The Acton Newman Relations (Fordham University Press) pp. 119,120.
“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). Revelation 13 | The Beast, The Image and The Mark
“This is our last lesson to you: receive it, engrave it in your minds, all of you: by God’s commandment salvation is to be found nowhere but in the Church; the strong and effective instrument of salvation is none other than the Roman Pontificate.” (Pope Leo XIII, Allocution for the 25th anniversary of his election, February 20, 1903; Papal Teachings: The Church, Benedictine Monks of Solesmes, St. Paul Editions, Boston, 1962, par. 653).
“Furthermore, in this one Church of Christ no man can be or remain who does not accept, recognize and obey the authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors.” (Pope Pius XI, Encyclical, Mortalium animos, January 6, 1928, The Papal Encyclicals, Claudia Carlen, I.H.M., McGrath Publishing Co., 1981, pp. 317, 318).
“We define that the Holy Apostolic See (the Vatican) and the Roman Pontiff hold the primacy over the whole world.”-A Decree of the Council of Trent, quoted in Philippe Labbe and Gabriel Cossart, “The Most Holy Councils,” col. 1167.
“Of what sublime dignity is the office of the Christian priest who is thus privileged to act as the ambassador and the vicegerent of Christ on earth! He continues the essential ministry of Christ; he teaches the faithful with the authority of Christ, he pardons the penitent sinner with the power of Christ, he offers up again the same sacrifice of adoration and atonement which Christ offered on Calvary. No wonder that the name which spiritual writers are especially found of applying to the priest is that of ‘alter Christus.’ For the priest is and should be another Christ” (Faith of Millions, John O’Brien, Ph.D., LL.D., 268-269, “nihil obstat” by Rev. T. E. Dillon-Censor Librorum and “imprimatur” by John Francis Noll, D.D. -Bishop of Fort Wayne).
“But as for you and your companions, you certainly sin, if, having heard the decrees of the Apostolic See, and of the universal Church, and the same is confirmed by Holy Writ, you refuse to follow them; for, though your fathers were holy, do you think that their small number, in a corner of the remotest island, is to be preferred before the universal Church of Christ throughout the world?
And if that Columba of yours (and, I may say, ours also, if he was Christ’s servant), was a holy man and powerful in miracles, yet could he be preferred before the most blessed prince of the Apostles to whom Our Lord said ‘Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, and to thee I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven’?” When Wilfrid had spoken thus, the king said, “Is it true Colman, that these words were spoken to Peter by Our Lord?”
He answered, “It is true, O king!” Then says he, “Can you show any such power given to your Columba?” Colman answered, “None.” Then added the king, “Do you both agree that these words were principally directed to Peter, and that the keys of heaven were given to him by Our Lord?” They both answered. “We do.” Then the king concluded, “And I also say unto you, that he is the door-keeper, whom I will not contradict, but will, as far as I know and am able, in all things obey his decrees, lest, when I come to the gates of the kingdom of heaven, there should be none to open them, he being my adversary who is proved to have the keys.” (St. Bede, Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation, quoted in Readings from Church History, Volume I, edited by Fr. Colman Barry, O.S.B., The Newman Press, Westminster, MD, 1966, p. 273.)
RE 13 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Here we see that this beast blasphemes God and his tabernacle. The which is connected to the sacrifice of Jesus and forgivness of sins becomes cheap . It becomes a business and it does of none effect the sacrifice of Jesus for the which all sinners can come to and ask forgiveness without having to go through a priest or pay money to be forgiven . To note many cahtolics are loving human beings and often good in heart. We are only explaining wha tthe bible teaches in revelation chapter 13 commentary .
God asks us to understand the book of revelation . If in the end times the papacy will rule the world again and kill millions then we need to help people to understand this . And many catholics and all people will have their eyes opened to the truth . Amazing revelation chapter 13 commentary
RE 13 7 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.
This is sad as during the middle ages the papacy killed 50 million Huguenots, Waldenses, Albigenses, Lolards .The saints means those who really believe in the bible . All power was given to the papacy for those 1260 years. We read above that this power was given by Satan to the papacy .
RE 13 8 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.
All honest people will accept the truth, all dishonest people will reject the truth . When someone doe snot know the truth they are not responsible for it . But once we hear the truth the if we do not follow it we become transgressors in the eyes of God .
RE 13 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
The understanding of bible prophecy can only come from God . The Holy Spirit is the only one who reveals truth from the bible .
RE 13 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
God is just and God is the defender of his people . God will protect his people and punish those who do them harm. The bible says it is better for one to be cast in the bottom of the sea, than to offend one humble chirstian . It also says that when someone touches one of Gods kids it is like he is touching the apple of Gods eye.
ZE 2 For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
MT 18 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
RE 13 11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Here we have another beast which has four charateristics 1 it comes from the earth 2 it comes around the end of the 1260 years of papal supremacy 3 It has 2 horns 4 It is a lamb but ends up speaking like a dragon Who is it ? What does the earth means ? It means the opposite of waters.
RE 17 15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
If waters are multitudes then earth is a non populated area. This power comes in a non populated area around 1798 . It has two horns. Religious freedom and civil power independent of each other. It starts like a lamb like Jesus . SO it must be a Christian country . But will end up speaking like a Dragon , like Satan . This can only be fulfilled by the United States of America. It came around 1798. It is a Christian nation and came in a non populated area as in 1798 they were mostly Indians residing in the Usa. Very sadly this amazing nation which gave so much to the world in bible missionaries and bible teaching . A nation that God blessed so much . Will end up speaking like the Dragon Satan .
RE 13 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
This second beast will do exactly the same thing as the papacy did. This means inquisition and persecution will come to USA. This second beast will tell al inhabitants of the earth to worship the papacy . The papacy will regain all the power it lost and will again rule the world with the USA.
RE 13 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
We see that as Satan is the leader of the papacy. Also Satan gives USA power to make miracles, and by those miracles the billions on earth will be deceived . As most people do not read the bible they will receive strong delusion and believe a lie . Satan can do miracles too let us be careful . Miracles are not a proof it is from God .
But God does do miracles.
RE 13 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Those miracles will deceives the billions of earth. Only a little group that reads the bible will not be deceived . The bible tells us that demons have the power to make miracles. In Moses times the magicians did miracles.
RE 16 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
RE 13 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Here the USA will force all people on earth to worship the papacy . But also it will give life to the image . An image is a redoing of what happened in the past. The inquisition will come back and by laws USA will force all people to worship the papacy . Which is the sign of the papacy. As this mark of the papacy is what distinguishes it The United states will pass laws forcing people to worship the papacy mark or Sunday pagan worship .
S.C. Mosna, Storia della Domenica (1969): 366-367: Not the Creator of the Universe in Genesis 2:1-3, but the Catholic Church “can claim the honor of having granted man a pause to his work every seven days.”
“The Question Box,” The Catholic Universe Bulletin (August 14, 1942): 4: The (Catholic) Church changed the observance of the Sabbath to Sunday by right of the divine, infallible authority given to her by her Founder, Jesus Christ. The Protestant claiming the Bible to be the only guide of faith, has no warrant for observing Sunday. In this matter, the Seventh-day Adventist is the only consistent Protestant.
RE 13 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
When the bible says the United states causes, how can a country cause someone to do something ? It passes laws forcing people to do something . The United states will pass laws forcing people to worship on Sunday . All those who will refuse to worship on Sunday will be killed.
RE 13 17 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.
No one will be able to buy or sell at that time unless one has the mark of Sunday worship All those who will want to follow the bible Sabbath will be killed. This is how the world will end my friend . Isn t the bible incredible in clearness ? Ian t God merciful and kind enough to tell us how the earth will end . This is so plain from prophecy it cannot be mistaken . The revelation chapter 13 commentary is the union of the papacy and the Usa
RE 13 18 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.
This 666 is the number of the leader of the first beast. The name of the pope is
VICARIUS FILLI DEI The vicar of God When we take the Laitn numerals what do we come up with ?
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Repeat after me Father God forgive my sins, give me your righteousness. Bless and heal me. Help me to walk with you in the name of Jesus amen