The numerous descriptions of God’s adversary on earth in the books of Daniel and Revelation show some parallels. When looking for a suitable candidate to whom the descriptions could apply, you will find what you are looking for very quickly. All of the characteristics described in the Bible apply to the Roman Catholic Church.
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Numerous descriptions of God’s adversary on earth can be found in the books of Daniel chapters 7 and 8 as well as in individual chapters of Revelation. All in a prophetic form. But with the identification of the described “abomination” on earth, there is no need for any far-fetched interpretations. A look at the events that have already happened and the developments surrounding current events shows a single, perfectly fitting institution. It is the Roman Catholic Church or Papacy.
In the following table, individual descriptions from the books of Daniel and Revelation are listed and clearly presented. It may be that one or the other description may also apply to other political and religious powers, but only the Church of Rome fulfills all Biblical Descriptions of the abomination of the earth, the son of perdition, the man of sin.
The reformers already had the knowledge that the “monsters” described in Daniel and Revelation are the Roman Church.
The blasphemies presented in the books of Daniel and Revelation are documented by the Church of Rome itself.
|Bible passage||Statement||History / Fact|
|Daniel 7:7||A fourth "terrible" beast with 10 horns appears||The Roman Empire appears after the Greek Empire. Western Rome split into 10 Germanic tribes|
|Daniel 7:8||Another horn grows out of the "terrible" beast and this ejected 3 previous horns. This little horn had a big mouth and spoke big things.||The papacy took over the regency after the fall of western Rome. Under the leadership of Rome, the 3 Germanic tribes of the Ostrogoths, Herulians and Vandals were destroyed. The Bishop of Rome (Pope) assumed political and religious monopoly power|
|Daniel 7:11||The horn will be judged and destroyed||The papacy will be destroyed (future yet)|
|Daniel 7:21||The horn made war with the saints and overcame them||The papacy persecuted all people who clung to the gospel and did not follow the teachings of the Catholic Church. Persecution, torture, imprisonment, murder of entire peoples|
|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.||The papacy presumed to be God's representative on earth, changed the 10 commandments and also instituted a new calendar. Absolute power from 538 AD until deposed in 1798 AD. So 1260 years and this corresponds exactly to the prophetic 3.5 times.|
|Daniel 8:9-10||And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.||Parallel to Daniel 7:21. persecution of true believers. Pride, arrogance and blasphemy by the papacy.|
|Daniel 8:11-12||Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. And an host was given him against the daily by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.||Die catholic Church introduced the Eucharist and this was a result of the incorporation of paganism in the year 508. With the Eucharist, Jesus is sacrificed and eaten anew each time (transubstantiation). A mockery of Jesus.
Rome elevated its own traditions over the Bible and banned the study of the Gospel under pain of death.
|Revelation 13:1||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.||Parallel to the descriptions in Daniel. 10 crowns are 10 rulers (Germanic tribes). Papacy blasphemes God through hubris and falsification of the gospel|
|Revelation 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.||Panther symbolizes Greece, bear symbolizes Medo-Persia. Lion symbolizes Babylon.
The catholic Church follows a Greek philosophy (natural law, social system), has a Medo-Persian structure and spreads the pagan religion of Babylon (mother-child image,
sun worship, etc.)
The dragon symbolizes Satan.
|Revelation 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.||Political power of the Papacy was ended by Napoleon in 1798 AD. In 1929 Vatican City was founded and political power returned. Since then, Rome's influence has steadily increased. Politicians, corporate bosses and celebrities visit the Vatican in droves.|
|Revelation 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?||The Pope is recognized as the supreme "moral" leader. The emperor of the world, above all governments. Since the power of the papacy was granted by Satan, there is no earthly power to oppose Rome either.|
|Revelation 13:5-7||And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.||Parallel to Daniel. Pride, blasphemy, arrogance, self-importance of the papacy towards God. The true believers are persecuted and also killed. 42 months correspond to 3.5 times and these in turn correspond to 1260 years. (538 to 1798)|
|Revelation 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.||Parallel to Daniel 7:7 and Revelation 13:1
The religious papacy and its political power are blasphemous.
|Revelation 17:4||And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:||The Roman Catholic Church maintains bishops and cardinals in their respective colors. Churches and other buildings are full of splendor. The woman with the cup symbolizes the whore of Babylon. The Vatican even minted their own coin with this motif. The wine in this cup symbolizes false teachings (e.g. catechism)|
|Revelation 17:5||And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.||The papacy maintains numerous secret operating organizations, including Jesuit orders, Malta orders, Opus Dei, brotherhoods.|
|Revelation 17:9||And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.||Rome is between / on 7 mountains|
|Revelation 17:18||And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.||The big city is Rome. There is only one religion on this earth that has a city in its name. The Roman Catholic Church.|
Important note about the translations of the book of Daniel 8 – Here
Prophetic statements in the Bible use symbolic language. However, you do not have to interpret the symbols by yourself, since the Bible interprets itself. This also applies to the prophetic times (42 months, 3.5 times, etc.).
A representation of biblical statements about the Antichrist and the applicable characteristics and actions of the Roman Catholic Church: here
Bible verses from King James Version