Gospel Order

IMAGE OF THE BEAST


"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." - Revelation 13:15


The history of evil Rome is being repeated as prophesied!

CHURCH AND STATE WILL UNITE TO PERSECUTE THOSE WHO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD.
Rome in old and USA in the new world.

When Rome became a church and state power, legislated religious laws and persecuted those who go against it in the past, it fulfilled the prophesied work of the first beast or the Leopard-like beast of Revelation 13. (see also Revelation 17:3)

Notice the timeline.

  • 313AD - The so-called edict of Milan, issued jointly with his colleague Licinius, granting religious liberty to all, of whatever religious belief, and particularly mentioning the Christians. Hereafter Constantine surrounded himself with bishops, gave preference to the Christians, and issued legislation in their favor, without renouncing or persecuting paganism”
  • 321AD – His famous Sunday law, which served to unite his Christian and pagan subjects in “the venerable day of the Sun.”
  • 323AD or 324AD – His attainment of sole rule of the whole empire by the defeat of his last rival, the pagan Licinius, who had resumed persecution of Christians in the East; his open espousal and proclamation of Christianity about this time, and the subsequent disappearance of the sun-god and other pagan symbols from his coinage.
  • 325 AD – His convening of the council of Nicea, which he dominated, on order to secure unity in the church; subsequently, his enforcement of that unity against heretical Christians in favor of the Catholic church.

(Data source from the book written by Philip Schaff called “History of the Christian church” Vol. 3, pp 30-31. Or you can find this data in “Brief bible readings for the home” pp, 367 - 368)

Did you see the pattern? Think about what’s currently happening in the USA and notice the same flow of past event is actually happening now!

Today, Protestant America is following the track of old Rome! Hence, Protestantism is following the steps of the Papacy! Satan's cruel and blasphemous work is now carried forward by this beast who is the last to wage war against the remnant and God's holy law. It is more evil because it’s agenda is hideous and deadly. Professing to be a lamb but working as a dragon. Persecution is inevitable!

Prophecy revealed what the image of the beast is, how and why it is formed.

"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."-Revelation 13:15

The "he" in this passage is the second beast, the “lamb-like beast with two horns” which is the USA Government that will make an “image of the beast” (i.e. the first beast) before the second coming of Christ to better enforce the mark of the first beast upon all.

The first beast, the “leopard-like beast” is no other that the Roman Catholic Vatican – who is both a church and state government power.

Historical Fact confirms that:

  • VATICAN: The Vatican state has been both a church and a government since circa 313AD
  • UNITED STATES: As of March 7, 2006 the USA is NOW “officially” a church & state form of government

Yes, on March 7, 2006, the Bush administration put into law an executive order (#13397) that removes the separation of church and state and forces all churches (with 501C3 status) to become government agencies.

Under the 1954 Revenue Act, 501(c)(3) organizations risk losing their tax-exempt status if they "participate in, or intervene in... any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for political office."

A year prior to this executive order, something remarkable happened in Vatican City as published in Zenit.org...

CHURCH AND STATE CAN COOPERATE, SAYS POPE
VATICAN CITY, MARCH 17, 2005 (Zenit.org). Pope John Paul II believes that the Church and State can and must collaborate in their service to the person and the common good with relations of "autonomy and difference".

The “image of the beast” is no other than all the government approved 501c3 churches and pastors (or simply known as "faith-based" organizations) who “image” or resemble the first beast which is the Vatican.

Then on May 04, 2017, President Trump gave the 501c3 pastors the legal right to speak politically from their pulpits thereby revealing their prophesied fruit of emulating the Church & political State structure of the Vatican. But what Trump did that day was only an executive order. And like Bush's executive order, the pastors knew it was only valid as long as he stayed in office or until the following President removed it.

What just happened in the middle of the night, on December 02, 2017 was in fact the second beast, i.e. the USA, just gave life unto the "image of the beast" which is in fact all the government approved 501c3 churches and pastors. They are now a legal church and political state power. And the prophetic term "speak" means to lobby and or legislate law. The prophetic term "cause" means to enforce the law they passed.

Revelation 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."

SPEAK = LEGISLATION
CAUSE = ENFORCEMENT
"...and all the world wondered after the beast" Revelation 13:3

Soon, we will realize the effect of this prophecy because almost ALL churches now are incorporated with the states! Soon, we will feel the fearful results of this union of Church and State. Religious freedom will be suppressed. Those faithful few who preach this present truth and expose this error will be regarded as "mere alarmist". But like the apostles of old, we cannot draw back for it will mean losing one's soul.

Hebrews 10:38-39 "Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul."

"Heretofore those who presented the truths of the third message have often been regarded as mere alarmists. The prediction that Church and State would unite to persecute those who keep the commandments of God has been pronounced groundless and absurd. It has been confidently declared that this land could never become other than what it has been, the defender of religious freedom. But as the question of enforcing Sunday observance is widely agitated, the event so long doubted and disbelieved is seen to be approaching, and the third message produces an effect which it could not have had before." {Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 423}

"Men of faith and prayer will be constrained to go forth with holy zeal, declaring the words which God gives them. The sins of Babylon will be laid open. The fearful results of a union of Church and State, the inroads of Spiritualism, the stealthy but rapid progress of the papal power,-all will be unmasked. By these solemn warnings the people will be stirred." {Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 424}


SINCE THE SDA CHURCH IS A PART OF THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST,
NOTICE THE SDA NOTES From Quarterly Lessons February-March 1896
... they ARE not the LAST "called out" people

"WHEN the early church departed from God and imbibed pagan errors, she became Babylon. When she united with the state, she fell, and, as an organization, was the body of Christ no longer. ' While the Reformation churches held fast to the word, Christ was with them. When they crystallized their various errors into creeds and endeavored thus to confine God's word, they made themselves daughters of Babylon. When some of them united with the state, they fell, and God had to use other people, called out of Babylon to carry forward His work. Now among these very churches which came out of the second Babylon, confusion reigns; and now great Babylon, including the later daughters, is in adulterous union with the kings of earth, and is endeavoring to make that union stronger. God calls no church Babylon which holds to His word, and follows the light that shines from it, even though there are in its membership many who do not know Christ. When the controlling influence of a church is downward, it erects some other standard besides God's word." - Sabbath School Quarterly Lesson IX, February 29, 1896, page 33

"IT has ever been true that a backslidden body—one that has turned from God's word to men, from God's power to the state —was never reformed in itself. Invariably God's message has called out those from the fallen church who would do His will and preach His gospel. Israel went down to Egypt for help, and their captivity and loss of power followed. Out of the captives God gathered a faithful band to do His work. The Jewish church failed, and God called out the apostolic church to do His bidding. The Roman Church failed, and out of it God called the churches of the Reformation. Some of these churches failed to advance, and God called out others to bear His gospel to the world—such as the Baptist, Methodist, Congregationalist, Disciple, Adventist. His last " called-out " people will know no standard but His word, no power but His Spirit. - Sabbath School Quarterly Lesson, Lesson X, March 7, 1896, pages 35-36


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