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Background
We postponed the study of the Little horn from Daniel 7 and Daniel 8, and we left the following questions unanswered.

This power is identified in several prophecies. He carries out a plan of insurrection and mutiny. Everything that is does is a continuation of the actions of Satan.

The Identity Of The Little Horn
Little Horn Political: The Little Horn Of Daniel 7
The following points from Daniel 7 will help us to identify the little horn power.

  1. Little. It is a little kingdom with great power and influence.
  2. Origin In Europe. It came up among the ten horns on the head of the fourth beast. (verses 8, 20, 24). This is the Roman Empire.
  3. Powerful After Roman Empire Breaks Up. It would arise after the ten horns. (verse 24). Therefore, it would arise after Rome fell in 476 AD.
  4. Three Nations Removed In Its Rise. Three of the ten kingdoms were displaced by his rise to power. (verses 8, 20, 24) The Bible says "He shall subdue three kings".
  5. Different. "He was diverse from the former" (verse 24). So it was different from the previous ten kings. The ten were political organizations only. This little horn would claim authority like God.
  6. Human. It would have "eyes like a man" (verses 8, 20). Throughout the Bible, eyes are a symbol of divine intelligence. This horn has "eyes", not of God, but of man. It is guided by human intelligence, human leadership, and human authority. With a man as leader, it usurps God's leadership.
  7. Arrogant, Blasphemous. It would have a "mouth speaking great things" and "shall speak great words against the most High" (verse 25). The little horn power would speak great, or pompous things, and would speak out against God.
    TimeProphetic Time Real
    Years
    YearsMonths Days
    » Time 1 12 360 360
    » Times 2 24 720 720
    » ½ Time ½ 6 180 180
    Time, Times and half a time 42 1260 1260
  8. Rules 1260 Years. It would last for "a time, times and the dividing of times". (verse 25) Understanding that a month in the Bible is based upon a lunar calendar where one month is approximately thirty days. the actual number of years are shown in the table.
  9. Persecutes. The little horn power would have dominion and persecute God's saints (wear out the Saints) for 1260 years. (verse 25).
  10. Changes Times And Laws. It would "think to change times and laws" (verse 25). The little horn power would be both a political and a religious power. In the context of speaking great things against God, and of persecuting the saints of God, it would also think to change "Times and Laws". The only commandment that deals with time is the fourth commandment which regulates the Sabbath.
  11. Destroyed by God. It would be destroyed by God. Therefore, it would be powerful until the Second Coming.
    An enlargement of this prophecy in Revelation 13 shows that it would suffer a temporary downfall before it would conquer the world again.

Little Horn Religious: Creating A False Sanctuary System (The Little Horn of Daniel 8)
Ministry of Christ Destroyed
Year History
585 Strict Sunday worship (second Synod of Macon)
593 Purgatory
600 Prayers to saints and Mary
750 Pope speaks for God
788 Worship of images, relics, cross
995 Canonization of dead saints
1050 Mass
1090 Rosary
1139 Celibacy, imposed
1190 Indulgences
1215 Transubstantiation
1215 Priest confession
1229 Bible forbidden for the common people
1311 The Council of Ravena replaced baptism by immersion with sprinkling and pouring
1545 Tradition above the Bible
1546 Apocrypha added to the Bible
1870 Papal infallibility
1997? An emerging doctrine. Mary as coredeemer, mediator, advocate
Daniel 8 showed the same powers from a more religious context. The main theme of this chapter shows how all these powers attacked God.
There were two phases of the Little Horn in its attacks.

  1. Horizontal Attack. The political conquest of Pagan Rome. (Verse 9) toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
    We know from chapters 2 and 7, that the fourth kingdom was the Roman Empire. Here, we get more information describing the political conquest of Pagan Rome in relation to the Mediterranean Sea. Rome conquered the following places. Satan Satan Attacks Eve. He corrupted Adam and Eve.
  2. Vertical Attack. The spiritual assault of Rome. (Verse 10,12). Satan Satan Attacks God. He caused one third of the angels to fall and destroyed the reputation of God with lies and in the end he will fight God in the battle of Armageddon on Mount Zion.

There were several attacks of the little horn during its vertical or spiritual phase. While the symbols used in Daniel 7 were political. Daniel 8 used religious symbols to describe the same period. The attack on His people was not only political, it was also an attack on their religion and their God.

  1. Destructive. The little horn caused some of the stars to fall, and it trampled on them. (verse 10). It destroys the mighty and the holy people (verse 24) and shall destroy many. (verse 25). This power would challenge heaven. The stars represent God's people. Daniel 12:3 Genesis 15:5 Deuteronomy 1:10
  2. Equal To Christ. The little horn claimed to be equal with, or "magnified himself even to" Christ (verses 11 and 25). The Prince of Heaven is Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 9: 6).
  3. Another Priesthood. The little horn subverted the continual ministry of Christ in the heavenly sanctuary. (verse 11). The term "sacrifices" is not found in the Hebrew. Because of this, many Bible translators have added this word in italics. The phrase should actually read "the daily" or "the continual". The Hebrew word used in Daniel 8: 11 TAMIYD, means the "continual". It is a word used to describe the continual work and mediation of the high priest.
    And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goes in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually. (Exodus 28: 30)
    Urim means "lights". It is a synonym for stars. Thummim means "perfect ones".
    Hebrews describes Jesus' "Tamiyd" or continual ministry in heaven.
    The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently he is able for all time to save those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7: 25)

    Jesus Is Our Only High Priest.
    The New Testament teaches that Jesus Christ is our only High Priest and Mediator.
    Mediator. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 2: 5)
    High Priest. Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and High Priest of our confession. (Hebrews 3: 1)
    Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have an high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4: 14-16)
    Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. (Hebrews 8: 1)
    Who is our Intercessor?
    Mary Jesus
    Mary Jesus
    Jesus is our only Intercessor

    The point is that the little horn power took away the continual ministry of Christ as High Priest, by subverting His role as the divinely appointed Mediator who pardons sin. In fact, they not only took away this role, they maligned God in the process. The following quotes are from a book: The Glories of Mary by Saint Alphonsus de Liguori. The church has declared that his writings have nothing that is worthy of censure.
    "Sometimes we shall be heard sooner by invoking the intercession of Mary than by praying to Jesus our Savior". (Page 209)
    "her Son, the Judge of the world, cannot bring Himself to condemn the criminals whom she defends", and that (page 193) "when God is angry with a sinner whom Mary takes under her protection, she restrains her Son, that He may not inflict chastisement, and saves the sinner". (Page 282)
    "It is the opinion of many, and I hold the opinion to be true and indubitable, that all God's graces are dispensed through the hands of Mary, and that all the elect are brought to salvation through the divine mother. In conformity with this opinion, it may be said that the salvation of all depends on preaching devotion to Mary, and confidence in her intercession."
    Since God cannot change His laws, the beautiful picture of God is that He lovingly protects us from the penalty of His own law by taking the punishment Himself. It is God who protects us from the accusations of Satan and extends forgiveness and reconciliation to us.
  4. False Foundation. The "place of his sanctuary was cast down" by the little horn. (verse 11)
    The Hebrew word for "place" in Daniel 8: 11 is MAKOWN, which means "fixed or established place", or "foundation". This same word (MAKOWN) is used in Psalm 97: 2.
    Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the foundation of His throne. (Psalm 97: 2)
  5. Sin. The little horn's activities are characterized as "transgression" or sin (verse 12). It is going beyond your boundaries, changing or removing the boundaries. Sin is breaking or changing the laws of God, especially the Ten Commandments
  6. Abolished The Word Of God. The little horn threw truth to the ground (verse 12).
    sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth. (John 17: 17).
    In Daniel we see more details of the approaching apostasy in Christianity. Using a similar picture of a little horn growing strong, he wrote:
    "And he magnified himself even to the prince of the host" (Jesus Christ), and "... it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered." (Daniel 8: 11-12)
    The Bible is clear. The great struggle of the ages is not a battle against atheism and unbelief. Rather, opposition from without only proved to fan the fires of faith. The great apostasy is from within. Satan's great triumph is the corruption of Christianity. The devil has hoodwinked the Christian world. The Antichrist has already come as an historical power in Christian Europe.
  7. Controls Other Powers. He will be mighty, but not by his own power (verse 24). So far they have used the power of the state. The Bible also says that they will use the power of Satan (Revelation and 2 Thessalonians 2).

Identity And History Of The Little Horn: The Papacy
History gives only one possibility for the identity of the little horn power. The Bible unmistakably points to the Roman Papacy of the middle ages as the little horn of Daniel 7. The Roman Empire finally "fell" in 476 AD Just after the ten kingdoms of Europe arose, a Christian church, the Roman papacy, was established as a state entity. This church state grew over several centuries and rose to prominence in Western Europe. It came into existence exactly when the prophecy said it would and lost its power 1260 years later.

Changing The Sabbath Foundation
The Ideal Monthly Cycle and the Ideal Week
123456SabbathSabbath Festival
------ - New moon. Rises at Sunrise1First crescent First Crescent
1234567 First quarter. Rises at Noon8First Quarter -
891011121314 Full moon. Rises at Sunset15Full MoonPassover, Succos
15161718192021 Last quarter. Rises at Midnight22Last QuarterShemini Atzeret
22232425262728 New moon. Rises at Sunrise1New MoonRosh Chodesh

Why does Satan hate the Sabbath to such a great extent that he made the Antichrist change our accounting of time and causing confusion?
This reason was so important, that the rotation of the earth around the sun changed to accomodate it.
It is so important that Satan changed the year, the month and the beginning of the day to obscure its effect.
It is so important that it is the final issue at the end of time.
Satan is trying to prevent the world from seeing the Sabbath and keeping Sabbath at all costs. Why?
In a world where there is no night, it is the moon that marks the days and the phases that mark the Sabbath.

The Antichrist Revealed
The Insolent King.
In the latter period of their rule, when the transgressors have finished, a king will arise, insolent and skilled in intrigue. His power will be mighty, but not by his own power, and he will destroy to an extraordinary degree and prosper and perform its will. He will destroy mighty men and the holy people. (Daniel 8: 23-24)
Daniel says that a terrible king will arise in the last days of their rule, even after they are finished. So, although they are finished, it is still the time of their rule. This is when their most dangerous king emerges. He will use the same resources of His ancestors.
YearHistory of the Apostasy
321Constantine's Sunday law
364Christians must work on Sabbath
375Worship Images. Venerate dead
538 Siege of Rome ends
585Strict Sunday worship (second Synod of Macon)
593Purgatory
600Prayers to saints and Mary
638 Muslims conquer Jerusalem and the east
692 Muslims build Al Aqsa mosque on the holy site of the temple of God
732 Muslims repelled in the west
750Pope speaks for God
788Worship of images, relics, cross
995Canonization of dead
1050Mass
1090Rosary
1095 First of nine crusades. Ends 1272
1147 Waldensian persecution
1190Indulgences
1208 Albigensian persecution
1215Transubstantiation
1215Priest confession
1229Bible forbidden
1231 Papal Inquisition
1414Communion under one kind. Bread alone, cup forbidden
1439Purgatory is dogma
1480 Spanish Inquisition
1545Tradition above the Bible
1546Apocrypha officially approved
1559Roman Inquisition
1562Huguenot persecution
1572St. Bartholomew's day massacre
1685Huguenot killed by Louis XIV
1798Pope imprisoned
1870Papal infallibility
1991 Communism conquered
1997?An emerging doctrine. Mary as coredeemer, mediator and advocate

Powerful. He will be mighty by using the powers of another. The church will use the United States and the European Union. Just as the prophecy of Daniel sometimes refers to the rule of one person, I believe that this will be the last pope and president.
Destructive. He will destroy the church in the final persecution.

The Antichrist.
At this point, we need to consider the parallel predictions in the New Testament regarding the experience of the Christian church and the coming of Antichrist. Scholars have traditionally applied this to the book of Daniel 7. But the imagery of being restrained, then rebuilt in Babylon comes from Zechariah 5.
Paul wrote warning believers of the coming Antichrist and his apostasy:
The Man of Sin. "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (the second coming of Jesus) shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God (the church), showing himself that he is God."
Restrained. And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.
Revealed. Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming.
(2 Thessalonians 2: 3-4, 6-8)

  1. Apostasy. Paul warns of a falling away. The Greek for "falling away" is APOSTASIA which means literally "a falling away or departure from the purity of faith", or "an apostasy."
  2. Betrays God. The term "son of perdition" is given only one other place in Scripture, to describe Judas Iscariot, who betrayed our Lord. In other words, the popular Christianity would get caught up in a landslide apostasy and betray the essentials of the gospel while maintaining an outward form and profession of faithfulness.
  3. Lawless. The Bible says this leader would be a man called the "man of sin". In the original Greek, the phrase is "the man of lawlessness". Paul teaches here that he would stand in opposition to the law of God.
  4. Cloning God. The Bible says he sets himself up in the temple of God, as God. In Ephesians 2: 19-22 Paul tells us that the temple of God is a symbol for the Church (made up of the believers). Paul teaches that this man of sin would actually take his "seat" of political authority in the church. And he would claim for himself the prerogatives of God.
    Revelation 13 gives more detail on the final attempts to mutiny against God and set up a new sanctuary with new laws and a new covenant as an image that must be worshipped.

Paul warned the church at Ephesus of the coming apostasy:
For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. (Acts 20: 29-31)
Paul warned about three things:

  1. External Forces. First, opposition from without. The damage of wolves as they attacked the sheep. He also saw satanic persecutions that would attempt to destroy the church. Yet the church would still survive.
  2. Internal Apostasy (Already Among Us). The second problem would be more serious. This is Apostasy from Within. Men would arise speaking perverse ("crooked" or "twisted") things.
    The antichrist is not simply a man who will show up at the end of time, the antichrist is from a long lineage of apostasy beginning in the days of the disciples. The international conglomerate of the antichrist is the earthly powers through whom Satan works.
    Many Antichrists Already Here. Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. (1 John 2: 18-19)
  3. Starts In Paul's Time. Third, the beginning of apostasy would come quickly. Paul said, "Of your own selves shall men arise." John says the same thing.
    Spirit Of Error. And every spirit that does not confess Jesus Christ is not from God; this is the spirit of the Antichrist of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. (1 John 4: 3, 6)
    » Synagogue of Satan. John also warns the church of Philadelphia about the infiltration of false Jews or false worshippers in the church (Revelation 3: 9).
  4. Denies Jesus. The goal of the antichrist is to negatively affect the work of Jesus Christ through His sacrifice, His priesthood and His claims as Messiah and of divinity. Some will even deny that He existed. The real antichrist will do this while being a member of the Christian community or one who has left it.
    Seducer Who Denies Jesus. Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son. These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. (1 John 2: 22, 26)
    Deceiver. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Whosoever transgresses, and abides not in the doctrine of Christ, has not God. He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son. (2 John 1: 7, 9)

    By this definition many entities can be called antichrist because they accomplish the same goals. However, the deceiver identified in this conspiracy is one of us who pretends to be faithful to the doctrines of Jesus Christ while working to undermine His authority.

The Return Of The Evil Woman
TreeTree Cut Down for Seven Periods of TimeHis Appointed Time of Return
Lion Bear Leopard Terrible Beast Little Horn Judgment Power Restored
Babylon Persia Greece Pagan Rome Papal Rome Communism 1981 Papal Rome Babylon the Great
-Zechariah Woman under a lead cover Temple rebuilt by 2 women Sits in the Temple in Shinar
-Daniel 8 - Transgressors Finished Latter Part of Rule Insolent King
-Revelation 13 - 1798Wounded Healed Image to the Beast
-2 Thessalonians Restrained Falling Away Man of Sin Revealed Sits in the Temple of God
- Christ The Antichrist (The False God) Antichrist The Image (Idol)

The Return of Babylon
The Great Tree.
Rules a Short Time.
The Dragon.
The Healing.
The Lead Cover Removed.
Ancient and Modern Babylon.
• The Antichrist Revealed.
The Return of the Little Horn.
Many other prophecies predicted the return of evil to the temple of God and the return of Babylon as Babylon the Great. Most of these prophecies center on the political return of Babylon. The prophecy in Zechariah even predicted that Babylon would return as an object of worship after a period of being subdued. It combined both the religious and political nature of the revived Babylon.
By the time of Paul, Rome was still restraining the power even though it had already begun to gain power. From the text it appears that it would rule after the restraints were removed until the Second Coming. Only the Catholic church claims such a succession of power from the apostle Peter. Only it has existed in a continuous rule from the time of Rome until the present time.
And no one will disagree that it is a power that has emerged, consolidating its political power and influence among the nations and their heads of state. Islam does not have this long history or this current influence.

Revealed In His Time.
The political prophecies show that Babylon would return after 2520 years. This is their appointed time. The religious prophecies show a return in these stages.

Lawless. Both powers that are Babylon the great have no respect for the law and reign as absolute monarchs.

The War And Peace Broker. And through his policy he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace he shall destroy many. He shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. (Daniel 8: 25)

The Transgressors
The Greek Transgressors. In the latter part of their rule, when the transgressors have run their course, a king will arise, insolent and skilled in intrigue. ... He will destroy many while they are at ease, He will even oppose the Prince of Princes ... (Daniel 8: 23)
Another popular interpretation states that this little horn is Antiochus IV Theos Epiphanes, ruler of the Greek empire from 175-164 BC. Although he is a type of all the forces that would desecrate the sanctuary he cannot be the interpretation for this prophecy for these reasons.

CharacteristicBabylonGreeceRome Satan
NebuchadnezzarAntiochusPompey Pilate Titus Hadrian Papacy Darwin
Craft ProspersJealous leaders plot to destroy JewsAccepts bribes Bribery, murder, intrigue, plotting and scheming, political marriages of convenience, traitors were all a part of the Roman succession to power Promotes those who cooperate Creation banned. Evolution taught
Destroys Those at Ease -
Magnified in His HeartSaid he was the greatestNamed himself "God manifest"The Caesars said they were god on earth.
Imperial Cult. While the senate gave god status to popular people at death, Augustus started a cult to the living emperors
Vicar of Christ Scientists magnify their theories
Stands Up Against ChristDefied YHWHDefied YHWHDefied YHWH Arrested Christ Persecuted Persecuted Persecutes Denies miracles and prophecy. World believes
Destroys Holy PeopleExiled the JewsKilled Jews, leaders12,000 killed Christ Sanhedrin massacred. 1,100,000 dead 580,000 dead. Jews exiled 100 million Martyrs. Endorses evolution
Temple AbominationDestroyed the temple, took the treasures and tried to make the Jews worship a golden idolDesecrated the temple and stops sacrificesDesecrated temple in 63 BC by entering the Holy of Holies and made Hyrcanus the high priest Killed Christ Destroyed the temple in 70 AD, took the treasures Built temple to Jupiter Sits in temple as god Atheism. Evolution is a religion of Satan
»IdolStatue of Zeus Jupiter Image of the beast No creator. Man comes from beasts
»UncleanSacrificed pig on the altar The tenth legion which was assigned to Judea had a pig as emblems Pig images -
»SabbathBanned Banned Changed God's laws null caused Immorality
»Circumcision Castrated Banned Cut off Christ Genealogy records lost Banned -
Sodomy-Cultural homosexuality and pedophelia was prevalent among the Greeks. Every young boy was expected to take an older male lover until he was married. The Roman emperors adopted this Greek behavior. Tiberias and Hadrian were homosexual pedophiles and the Catholic church has a serious problemScience validates homosexuals lifestyle
Incest-The House of Herod adopted the Roman and Greek practice of marrying relatives Demonic theory
RevoltZedekiahMaccabean - - First Jewish revolt (66-70) Bar Kokhba (132-135) Protestant Creation Science
Broken Without HandBecame Mad. Persian defeatEpipames "Mad man". DiseaseBeheaded Murder, suicide Reputation of being cursed Severe depression Second Coming God reveals Bible Science
We can learn from the past and understand how the Antichrist will operate by looking at these models of behavior. These actions were similar to what the Romans did under Pompey, Augustus, Tiberias Caesar, Titus and Hadrian. During the life of Christ several people acted to fulfill these symbols on behalf of Rome (Herod, Tiberias, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas and Judas).
All these despots had one thing in common. They were a type of the work of the abomination that destroys the sanctuary. They are the Antichrist in spirit. The final Antichrist will have all their characteristics combined.

The Nature Of The Antichrist.
The subject of the identity of the Antichrist is as famous as his number (666). There are many theories as to his nature. One popular theory says that he will be born as a Jew who will ascend to power. The prophecy gives several clues about his nature in 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-8.

Is he a human or is he Satan or is he the son of Satan? Is he Satan in human form?

Israel The Antichrist Among The Jewish Branch of The Church.
While the Jews had to contend with the ravages of Rome through crusades and the abuse under Christian governments, they also lived under over 1300 years of Muslim dominance.

The Abomination Of Desolation (The Synagogue Of Satan).
The Antichrist will set up the abomination of desolation. The abomination of desolation is anything that enters the sanctuary unlawfully, changing or destroying the worship and ordinances of God as part of a systematic plan by people in power. We have seen how this was done in the past.
Evolution Evolution And Atheism. Let us look at the possible scope of this massive 6000 year conspiracy and see how the theory of evolution is playing a role in destroying belief in God for the purpose of leading the world into destruction at the end of time. Through Daniel 12: 4 and the fall of the Papacy in 1798, Satan recognized that this is the end of time. Atheism, the fruit of evolution is his weapon against God in this scientific age.

» Strange Bedfellows. The abomination of desolation can come from Christian, atheist, secular or heathen forces. When there is a systematic attempt to destroy Christianity or Judaism or a branch of Christianity this is the abomination of desolation. It can also deny the existence of God and prevent the free exercise of religion.
As we see these laws developing in Europe and in the United nations, a very strange fact emerges. Although it seems to be atheist or secular driven, at the heart of it are two very conservative religious forces. One can only conclude that although the laws appear to be against religion, the main purpose seems to be to wipe out all religious competitors and prevent certain religious doctrines and messages. The strategy seems to be to tear down all religions and appear as a victim so that only one religion will resurface in the end. The strategy is disguised to look like an Atheist or Muslim attack.
Look at the bizarre situation in Protestant Britain where Islam is protected and Christianity is being systematically outlawed in a time when Islam seems to be a threat to the west? Islam appears to be a scapegoat or a red herring. In Catholic Europe, the Catholic church seems to be protected while all other religions are being suppressed.
Evolution Broken Without Hand: Evolution And Atheism. In the end, an act of God stops the rampage that destroys nations, putting to naught the grand plans of Satan, leaving him with skid marks on his back.
On 21 December 2008, God magnified His Holy scriptures in an unexpected and amazing way. 150 years after Darwin's book, one month after atheists began their ad campaigns God began to supernaturally reveal incredible science in the Bible, validating the seven days of creation, revealing a superior model of the Periodic Table of Chemistry, a unified model of particle physics and DNA, all from the precious holy book which Satan would love to see in trash heaps, bon fires or languishing under dust. Since it can now be seen as a book of superior science, its primary claims about the lost condition of the human race, the Plan of Salvation and the Great controversy between good and evil must be taken seriously.
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he has but a short time. (Revelation 12: 12)
So be careful. If Satan was not sure how short his time is, then he certainly knew it by December 2008. Satan now realizes that his grand scheme is in jeopardy and that he will not coast to the last days with the vast numbers of humanity blindly in tow. Now he has to resort to a more brutal plan which will involve the occult and demon possession. In this scientific age he cannot return to the superstitious days of fortune tellers, sending curses and witchcraft. He has to rely on scientific versions of his scams. Being arrogant with pride in our own intellect and "rational" procedures we will be caught in the same stupidity of logic which made us argue for a theory that is not only statistically impossible but also violates known laws. Evolution is a sham, yet our desire to escape God and have our own ways caused us to construct a demonic religous belief system that we may be too proud to admit is a failure. Satan will use this desire to salvage something from our failed procedures of evaluating reality driving us to evaluate the realm of the spiritual where we are Liliputians with stone age artifacts in a world of giant conmen and liars. Battling this horde requires a special gift from God with the authorization to boldly go to war with them.
Aiming straight for the emotions, with promises to fulfill our greed and pride, Satan will show evidence of contacting "the dead" and encourage the use of hypnosis all with the purpose of convincing man to look to his own thoughts as a guide to life. His old plan was based on no belief in the supernatural, God or Satan. Now he has the opportunity to once again make a case that he is god and under his rule everything we have enjoyed under atheism is so much better and more progressive than anything we have ever had while God ruled during the past 6000 years. Thus he congratulates himself for the knowledge that God has inspired for the past 300 years and blames God for the outcome of the previous 5700 years.

The Two Goats On The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).
The law on Yom Kippur reveals Satan's legal right to physically present himself to the world and may help us to understand the puzzle of the nature of the Antichrist. The entire time from the crucifixion to the Second Coming represents the events on the Day of Atonement. Here the drama of the two goats is played out on the earth.

Day of Atonement
Lord's GoatScapegoat Banished to Earth Thrown from a Cliff
Goat Crucifixion Scapegoat Judas Barabbas Popes Sanctuary Antichrist Sanctuary Sanctuary Second Coming Goat Empty Earth Third ComingKilled
Cast Lots Restrained Revealed Destroyed Judgment

Judgment
The Roman Church prospered during the middle ages until something dramatic happened in Heaven. As shown in Daniel 7: 8-14 and Daniel 8: 13-14, a judgment scene is seen taking place in heaven. Dominion is taken away from the little horn power at the end of the 1260 years, and Jesus is given:

  1. Jesus Receives Dominion. The Roman Church exercised religious dominion. Therefore, Jesus reasserts his dominion over faith. This points to the reemergence of God's trodden truths after 1798. Daniel 12 predicted this when it said that "knowledge would be increased" and that he would give "wisdom and understanding".
  2. Jesus Receives Glory. This calls to mind worship in Revelation 14:6-7, where Christ is pictured restoring a true knowledge of God (as the Creator God) and of true worship.
  3. Jesus Receives The Kingdom. God's kingdom is comprised of those He rules over. In Luke 22: 28-30 Jesus called the New Testament church His kingdom. Daniel 7:14 indicated that Christ's kingdom is returned to Him after a heavenly judgment scene. The kingdom is a movement made up of every nation and tribe of planet earth. No doubt Jesus had Daniel 8: 10-13 in mind when He quoted the prophet Daniel on the Mount of Olives before His crucifixion.
    "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, as a testimony to all nations; and then the end will come. So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand) ..." (Matthew 24: 14-15)

So the Bible indicates in Daniel 7 that we are to look to Christ in the Heavenly Sanctuary, after 1798, to reassert His power to gather a people who will take the Gospel to all nations of earth.

Finding The Antichrist In History.
Before Christ, the forces of evil were arrayed against the nation of Israel. After Christ, Israel was cut off and Christ became the stump and root from which the new Israel would grow. Consequently the forces of evil were arrayed against Him. That is why this evil resistance movement is called Antichrist.
Where in the World is the Antichrist? There are three major prophetic interpretation that basically agree about the fulfillment of prophecies before Christ. However, they differ greatly in their understanding of history after, especially in their attempt to identify the time and appearance of the Antichrist.
The praetorist and futurist views, proposed by two priests as part of the counter-reformation, deflect the identity of the Antichrist away from the middle ages, conveniently leaving that period of history ruled by the papacy as a prophetic dead zone where no prophecies were being fulfilled.
Babylon Persia Greece Rome Christ Antichrist Rome Antichrist Papal Rome 1600 1827 Antichrist Persecution Second Coming
Praetorist, Futurist, Historicist Praetorist Arrow No Fulfillment Arrow Futurist Rapture
Anti-Israel Wild Beasts Attack Arrow Historicist Arrow

Science The Science Of The Christ And Antichrist
In Particle physics there is creative union between matter and its mirror image called antimatter whose pairing can also be likened to two charges at the opposite ends of a pole which cooperate to cause a creative magnetic field. This helps us to make sense of the concept of the beast and his "image". There is also the unpaired strong force between them which holds everything together and the door which lets objects pass through.
In religion, the people or created beings mimic the structure of matter and antimatter, while the King and the Prince model the actions of the strong force and the door.
Satan obviously wanted to take the position against the Christ, the strong force of the Trinity. Unfortunately, the created order says that the Strong force can never be paired, otherwise there is no life. Only created objects come in matter-antimatter pairs which are meant to be like cooperating partners in a marriage not a feud.
The law of Conservation of Momentum says that "for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction". The Antichrist does the same thing as Christ in the opposite and perverse way. That is not the design of creation.

Even in particle physics the particles and antiparticles will annhilate each other. The Antichrist annhilated Christ at the crucifixion, but he will be annhilated at the final judgment by Jesus Christ.

Characteristics Of Antichrist Traditions And Doctrines
Doctrine TextYear Roman Catholic Belief And Practice
1 Authority of scripture only (Sola Scriptura) Mark 7:7-13
Colossians 2:8
Revelation 22:18
1545 Tradition is of equal authority with the Bible
2
Paganism
Forbids making images and bowing to idols and worshipping them Exodus 20: 4-5
Isaiah 42: 8
375 Veneration Of Angels And Dead 'Saints'. Bowing to idols
709 Kissing the feet of the pope
788 Worship cross, images, relics, icons
1220 The Eucharist or The Host. Adoration of the wafer
3 Jesus is the only mediator between God and man 1 Timothy 2:5431
600
Worship Of Mary. She is co-mediator/redeemer with Christ.
Saints. Praying to saints to intercede on our behalf
4 Confess sins to God, only God can forgive sin Isaiah 43
Luke 5: 24
1215 Auricular Confession. The priest has authority to forgive sins
Salvation by faith not worksRomans 1: 17- Penance. Alms, endowments, pilgrimages, short prayers
Salvation is a giftEphesians 2: 8-108??
1190
Indulgences. Purchase of forgiveness and permission to indulge in sin without consequences
5
Paganism
No repetitive prayers Matthew 6: 7 1090 Rosary. Counting prayers such as the Lord's prayer, hail Mary and others repetitively
6 Christ offered sacrifice once and for all
We cannot crucify Him afresh
Hebrews 7: 27; 10:10394 Sacrifice Of The Mass. The priest perpetually offers Christ at the mass
Hebrews 6: 6 1215 Transsubstantiation. Every day the host is changed to the real body which we eat and drink alive
7
Paganism
Saturday Sabbath Exodus 20: 8-10321
585
Sunday. Openly admits to substituting Sunday for Saturday because they have the authority to change the laws of God
8 Call no man father Matthew 23: 9 Call priests and pope father
9 All believers are saints and priests Ephesians 1; 1 Peter 2995 Canonization Of Dead Saints. Saints and priests are a special cast within the church
10 Assurance of Salvation 1 John 5: 13 All cannot and should not have assurance of salvation
11 All have sinned except Jesus Romans 3: 10-121834
1870
Immaculate Conception. Mary always remained sinless
Papal Infallibility. He cannot make errors in doctrine
12
Satan
God created the heavens and earth in 7 days Genesis 11950
1996
Theistic Evolution. Popes endorsed evolution as correct
Man made in the image of God Genesis 1: 26-27 God gave the ape a soul after 13.7 billion years of evolution
Paganism Passover and communion1 Cor 11: 26325 Easter (Ishtar), lent, eggs, bunnies, hot cross buns
Paganism Mark on forehead, signs, symbols˜200 Sign of the cross replaces some function of the tefillin
Paganism Day of the dead celebrations. All souls day310 Prayers For The Dead. Special mass, day of the dead
Paganism Vestal Virgin priestesses 320 Nuns, celibate clergy
Paganism December 25 is the birthday of the sun324 Christmas. Saturnalia (Dec 17-25), trees, mistletoe
Paganism The intermediate place of punishment and torture for the dead before they enter hell or heaven. 593 Purgatory. Became a dogma in 1439
˜418
12??
Limbo Of Infants. Purgatory for unbaptized babies.
Limbo Of The Partriarchs. The righteous from Adam - Christ
Paganism The beliefs changed by Pagan traditions or taken directly from Paganism
After examining the issue between 2004-2007, Benedict XVI abolished the doctrine of Limbo. It is interesting how the popes are side-stepping the issue of papal infallability by rewriting history and claiming that limbo was not an official doctrine of the church, merely a theological hypothesis or position. However, XVI Council of Carthage (418) and Gregory the great (614) taught the eternal torment of infants and the council condemned those who disagreed.

Council of Carthage. "It has been decided likewise that if anyone says that for this reason the Lord said: “In my house there are many mansions”: that it might be understood that in the kingdom of heaven there will be some middle place or some place anywhere where happy infants live who departed from this life without baptism, without which they cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven, which is life eternal, let him be anathema. For when the Lord says: “Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he shall not enter into the kingdom of God” [John 3:5], what Catholic will doubt that he will be a partner of the devil who has not deserved to be a coheir of Christ? For he who lacks the right part will without doubt run into the left [Matthew 25:41,46]."
"Then he shall say to them also that shall be on his left: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels... And these shall go away into everlasting punishment." (Matthew 25: 41, 46)

Repeat Repetition and Enlargement
This power and its activities are important in both the prophecies of Daniel, Revelation and the apostles. Therefore it is often repeated. Since the prophecy is about the succession of rulers under one power and not a succession of different powers, the repetition and enlargement centers around the characteristics and activities of this power.
Daniel 7 Daniel 82 Thessalonians 2 Revelation Zechariah 5
Little Horn Antichrist Woman and Beast Ephah Woman
Came up among the ten horns - Was restrained in Paul's dayAppears after the breakup of Rome. 7 heads and 10 horns Woman sitting in an ephah under a lead cover
3 horns pulled up - --
Eyes like a man - Son of destruction 666 (number of a man) (13:18)
Mouth speaking great things
(verse 11)
Magnified himself to Christ. Stands up to the Prince of princes. (Verses 10-11) Acts as god. Speaks perverse thingsBlasphemes. Daniel 11: 36-37; (13: 5-7; 17: 3)
Took away the continual and destroyed the sanctuary in heaven Sits as god in the temple, exalts himself above all that is worshippedRevelation 13. Forces the world to commit idolatry
Changes times and laws Causes craft to prosper The lawless one. Apostasy. Corrupts the church Revelation 13. Changes the first four commandments
1260 yearsTime, times and the dividing of time - -Daniel 11: 33 (many days); Revelation 11: 3 (1260 days); 12: 6 (1260 days); 12:14 (3½ times); 13: 5 (42 months) Cover removed
Made war with the saints Destroys the mighty and holy people. Destroys many by peace Son of destruction1260 year persecution. (12: 13) This is wickedness
A second persecution. Revelation 12: 17; 13: 15-17; 17: 14
Different from other kingdoms Mighty but not by his own power Religious powerWoman rides the beast (17: 3) Two women
Activity of SatanUses a new power (13: 12)
Power Restored A king arises in the latter part of their rule Man of sin revealedWounded (13: 3) Covered again
Healed (13: 12)
Was, is not and will come. (17: 8)
Cover removed. Temple built
Satanic power, signs and false wondersRevelation 13: 14 Lifted between earth and heaven. Sits on a pedestal in Babylon
Is removed by God (verse 26-27) Broken without human help Destroyed in the Second ComingRevelation 19-20

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