Who Is the Great Anti-Christ

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Who Is the Great Anti-Christ

  1. 1. Who is the GreatAntichrist? BT 1
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  3. 3. How to trace the Antichrist The book of Daniel gives us the first glimpse through history, how and when the Antichrist was to arise and what it would do. In Daniel 7, Daniel has a vision In verse three he sees a lion with wings. All over the walls at the Ishtar gate of Babylon were depicted lions with eagles wings. God uses this design to represent Babylon that Babylon had already chosen and everybody knew. BT 3
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  5. 5. Behold another Beast, a second , like to a bear - verse 5 Verse 5 BT 5
  6. 6. Before Media-Persia could become a world power it hadto subdue Lydia,Babylon and Egypt. These were the three ribs in the mouth of the Bear. BT 6
  7. 7. I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard – verse 6 -four wings – four heads BT 7
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  10. 10. A Fourth Beast –Rome -10 horns verse 7 BT 10
  11. 11. Same world history in Daniel 2 & 7. Daniel 2 leads to Second Coming of Jesus. Daniel 7 leads to ‘Antichrist power and its identification before the end. BT 11
  12. 12. Four Beast – Four World Empires This was history in advance. sThe Four World Empires; They were: Babylon Media Persia Greece Rome Ten horns = Ten countries within the Roman Empire that was divided into the countries around the Mediterranean. BT 12
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  14. 14. Horn Number 11 – The Antichrist Verse 8 “ 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. (blasphemies) Here is the rise of the Antichrist BT 14
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  16. 16. The Antichrist Horn Western Roman Empire comes to an end in 476 when the Heruli king, Odoacer, an Arian, took the city of Rome. How to identify? 1. Among – comes up in Europe verse 8 2. Comes up after the 10 (476 A.D.) Arises in 538 3. Uproots 3 - verse 24  A. Heruli Uprooted by Theodoric, Ostrogothic king, requested by Zeno, King of Eastern Roman Empire. No papal involvement.  B. Vandals  C. Ostrogoths  D. Lombards Uprooted by France, requested by the pope  All four were supporters of Arianism which was a rival of Catholicism BT 16
  17. 17. Identifying the Antichrist Power 4. He shall be diverse or different – a religo-political power. The Antichrist power has always been in politics, trying to control nations 5. He shall speak great words against the Most High (v.25) Blasphemy 6. Wear out the saints of the Most High Persecution 7. Think to change times and laws 8. They shall be given into his hands until a time, times and the dividing of time. (538 – 1798 -- 1260 years ) BT 17
  18. 18. Wear out the saints of the Most High Historians estimate that perhaps 150 million Protestant Christians have been put to death by Papal dominance. Many by the influence of the Inquisition. The Inquisition had such a negative influence during the Middle Ages the name was changed during Vatican Council (1962 – 1965) to “The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith” BT 18
  19. 19. God’s Rottweiler “The Sun of London” headlined his bio, “From Hitler youth to Papa Ratzi. His Vatican office, “The Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,” the newspaper noted, used to be called “The Inquisition;” He was dubbed God’s Rottweiler. BT 19
  20. 20. Identifying the Antichrist Daniel 7:25 The ruling time of the Antichrist. Time, times and dividing of time Jewish reckoning of time. Time equals one year or 360 days (Jewish calendar) Times equals two or 720 days Dividing of time equals 180 days 1260 days In prophecy a day stands for a year (Eze.4:6 & Num. 14:34) 1260 days would equal 1260 years. The prophecy states that he would be in control until or at the end of that time he would loose his power. BT 20
  21. 21. The Ruling time of the Antichrist BT 21
  22. 22. The Pope Reigns as a King Daniel 11:31 to 45 is all about the activities of the Papacy. In Daniel 11:36 he is revealed as a king. “And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. BT 22
  23. 23. Reigns as a King Daniel 11: 39 “Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge [and] increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain. When did the pope become a king? How did he divide the land? BT 23
  24. 24. S.D.A. BIBLE COM. VOL 4, P.837 When… the Lombards threatened to overrun Italy, the pope appealed to Peppin, king of the Franks, to come to his assistance. Complying with the request, Peppin thoroughly defeated the Lombards and , in 756 presented the pope with the territory he had taken from them, the center of Italy. This grant , commonly known as the Donation of Peppin, marks the origin of the Papal States and the formal beginning of the temporal rule of the pope. BT 24
  25. 25. THE PAPAL STATES The Papal States consisted of 17,000 square miles in the heart of Italy which contained 22 cities. These states and cities were ruled by the Cardinals of the Catholic Church for over 1000 years. BT 25
  26. 26. When The Papacy Lost the Papal StatesThen The Pope Was No longer A King 1870 King Victor Emmanuel of Italy confiscated the Papal States and the city of Rome from the Papacy. The popes had reigned from 756 to 1870 or for 1114 years with a dual title, Pope and King. BT 26
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  28. 28. Prophetical – Historical event after Papacy looses its power in 1798 Daniel 7:25 “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. 7:26 But the judgment shall sit, This tells us that the judgment shall start after the 1798 date. Daniel 8:14 and Revelation 14:7 tells us when – after 1844 The judgment scene is depicted in Daniel 7:9,10 After it is depicted, 1844, then it mentions that the Antichrist will speak great words of blasphemy. (v.11) BT 28
  29. 29. Great Words By The Horn The great Judgment scene. 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. 7:11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: BT 29
  30. 30. Great Words of Blasphemy after 1844 The great words which the horn spake: Here they are: 1.The Immaculate Conception Dec.8, 1854 2. Infallibility of the Pope July 18, 1870 3. Pope Leo Xlll “We hold on the earth the place of God Almighty –1894 4. The Assumption of Mary into heaven – 1950 5. Pope John Paul II puts his approval upon the evolutionary theory –1997 6. To accept the evolutionary theory is a sin. (1 John 3:4 & Exodus 20:11) BT 30
  31. 31. To Accept The Evolutionary Theory Is A Sin 1 John 3:4 “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” The Law - The Ten Commandments – The fourth, Exodus 20:11 “For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. We are to believe in the Biblical creation week. To accept Evolution you break the 4th commandment - which is a sin. BT 31
  32. 32. The Big Future Blasphemy Mariology: Daniel 11:37,38 “Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. 11:38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. BT 32
  33. 33. “He Shall Exalt Magnify Himself” Daniel 11:36 BT 33
  34. 34. THE POPE “ANOTHER GOD ON EARTH?” A MAN MADE GOD -- elected so by cardinals. Where the pope elects the cardinals and the cardinals elect the pope. 1. If so why does he get old and die? 2. It so why doesn’t he perform miracles and healings and raise the dead? 3. If so why doesn’t he agree with the Law of the God of the Universe? (changed three of the 10 Commandments) 4. At one time there were three popes, all condemning each other. Were they all Gods? 5. A pope John was killed in the act of adultery. Does one who takes the place of God on earth commit adultery? 6. If another God on earth why has he killed so many Christians? BT 34
  35. 35. Mariology Mary is worshipped and prayed to. By over a billion Catholics. BT 35
  36. 36. Newsweek August 25, 1997,p 49 Hail, Mary A growing movement in the Roman Catholic Church wants the pope to proclaim a new controversial dogma: that Mary is a Co – Redeemer. Among the notable supporters are nearly 500 bishops and 42 cardinals If the drive succeeds, Catholics would be obliged as a matter of faith to accept three extraordinary doctrines: that Mary participates in the redemption achieved by her son, that all graces that flow from the suffering and death of Jesus Christ are granted only through Mary’s intercession with her son, and that all prayers and petitions from the faithful on earth must likewise flow through Mary, who brings them to the attention of Jesus. This is what theologians call high Mariology . BT 36
  37. 37. Newsweek August 25, 1997, p49 In place of the Holy Trinity, it would appear, there would be a kind of Holy Quartet, with Mary playing the multiple roles of daughter of the Father, mother of the son and spouse of the Holy Spirit.” (p.50) The previous pope has referred to Mary as “Co-Redemptrix” at least five times. “The singular role entrusted to her by God, the role of co-operator in the Redemption.” (p.51) This is the new god whom his fathers knew not that is to be established and is recorded in Daniel 11:38 Who gave this pope the power to make a new Redeemer? What could be a greater blasphemy than creating a new god or goddess? This has been predicted and it is commonly practiced everywhere in the Catholic world already. BT 37
  38. 38. A Time Prophecy Predicted Seven Times For a prophecy to be given seven times shows great importance. 1. Dan. 7:25 2. Dan. 12:7 3. Rev. 11:2 4. Rev. 11:3 5. Rev. 12:6 6. Rev.13:14 7. Rev. 13:5 BT 38
  39. 39. The 1260 Year Prophecy Dan. 7:25 reveals the reign of the Antichrist Dan. 12:7 After the reign of the Antichrist there will be one more persecution Rev. 11:2 During the 1260 year period the Holy City, in heaven will be tread under foot. Intercessory work of Jesus interrupted. Rev. 11:3 The two witnesses (O.T. & N.T.) prophesy in sackcloth Rev. 12:6 The True Church in wilderness during the 1260 year period Rev. 12:14 The woman, the True Church re-surfaces after the 1260 year period Rev. 13:5 During the 1260 years the Antichrist blasphemes God’s name, his tabernacle, and the angels. He persecutes the saints world wide. All this extra information surrounds the 1260 prophecy BT 39
  40. 40. In prophecy a day equals a year Numbers 14:34 & Ezekiel 4:6 BT 40
  41. 41. Three Major Identifying Signs of The Antichrist Created another god on earth- Mariology Rev. 13:2,3 “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. Authority: Justinian, the Emperor, wrote a letter, Pope to be leader of all Christendom and gave him power to correct the heretics. 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. BT 41
  42. 42. Signs of the Antichrist HEAD BEAST 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. When Pope John Paul II died there was the largest funeral that the world has ever seen. All the world wondered after…… BT 42
  43. 43. POWER SEAT AUTHORITY REV. 13:3 2 THESS. 2:3,4 “Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. BT 43
  44. 44. ~A PROPECY FULFILLED~ The Prophecy: 2 Thess. 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Fulfilled: Pope Leo Xlll 1894: “We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.” BT 44
  45. 45. CLAIMS OF THE PAPACY “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. The pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and of earth and the lower regions. BT 45
  46. 46. CLAIMS OF THE PAPACY The pope is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief of kings, having plentitude of power, to whom it has been instructed by the omnipotent God direction not only of the earthly but also of the heavenly kingdom. BT 46
  47. 47. CLAIMS OF THE PAPACY The pope is of so great authority and power that he can modify, explain, or interpret even divine laws…. Translated from Lucius Ferraris, “Papa II,” Prompta Bibliotheca, Vol. VI, pp. 25-29. BT 47
  48. 48. One Major Sign The deadly wound was in 1798 when Napoleon sent his general to Rome and took the Pope a prisoner and transferred him to “Valance, France. This was when the Papacy lost all it political power. Italy gave the deadly wound to the Papacy. BT 48
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  50. 50. Wound Healed Rev. 13:3 “His deadly wound was healed.” Rev. 17:1-3 “Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 17:2 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. 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. Two major points – wound is healed – Woman sits on a scarlet colored beast A woman in prophecy represents the Church BT 50
  51. 51. How the wound was healed? BT 51
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  53. 53. The wound was healed She lost her power in 1798 (Prophecy fulfilled) She lost her land, Papal States in 1870 She regained her power and status in 1929 and the wound was healed. (Prophecy fulfilled).The woman (CHURCH) rides a beast – Beast represents a nationThe Papacy was back in power as an independent nation called the Vatican. (Prophecy fulfilled) As a nation she receives ambassadors from other counties (about 140 at the present time) and is a member of the United Nations BT 53
  54. 54. Italian Question Why does the Papacy have to be a nation to fulfill her role of taking the gospel to the world, when Jesus said , My kingdom is not of this world? BT 54
  55. 55. One More Sign The woman riding the beast (Rev.17) is the Antichrist Church. The Beast has a Mark. It is noted as: The Mark of the Beast! Now that you know who the Beast is, it won’t be so hard to find what constitutes the Mark. BT 55
  56. 56. Conclusion God has given us His word that we might make clear intelligent decisions and be not deceived by Satan as we journey towards the eternal city. “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus”Rev. 22:20 BT 56
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