The True Identity of the Roman Catholic Church revealed through the Prophecy of Daniel-Part II
Of all the topics, the one about the prophecy of Daniel and Revelation, which I’d studied at the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG), was the most amazing. Last time, I posted Daniel Chapter 2 Prophecy. Before reading this, I recommend you to read that first.
The book of Daniel 7 had even more surprising prophecies. God clearly indicated who Satan is through the words of prophecy in the book of Daniel 7. Let’s find out about them, one by one.
Daniel 7:2-7 “Daniel said: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea.” The first was like a lion,… there before me was a fourth beast – terrifying and frightening and very powerful.”
Daniel saw four great beasts coming out of the sea. The four great beasts represent the four kingdoms that would arise one after the other as written in the prophecy of Daniel 2.
Daniel 7:17 “The four great beasts are four kingdoms that will rise from the earth.”
The four great beasts represent the four kingdoms that are Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece and Rome. In Daniel 2, God prophesies about the kingdoms through the characteristics of the metals. However, in the book of Daniel 7, God explains about each kingdom through the characteristics of the beasts. Let’s find out about them, one by one.
Daniel 7:4 “The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a man, and the heart of a man was given to it.”
The first great beast that looked like a lion with the wings of an eagle represents Babylon. The lion is the king of the jungle and the eagle is the king of the air. God likened Babylon to a lion to show its strength. However, just as the lion stood on two feet like a man, and the heart of a man was given to it, Babylon slowly weakened and was destroyed by Media-Persia represented as a ferocious bear.
Daniel 7:5 “And there before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up and eat your fill of flesh!’”
God likened Media-persia to a ferocious bear to show that the kingdom would be cruel in nature. It was raised up on one of its sides to show that Persia would be superior to Media. And the three ribs in its mouth between its teeth meant that Media-persia would conquer three kingdoms that were Babylon in the west, Lydia in the north and Egypt in the south.
Daniel 7:6 “After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.”
Next, God likened Greece to a leopard to show that Greece would conquer neighboring countries fast like a leopard with the wings of an eagle. In fact, there was a time when Alexander, the king of Greece, had conquered 8000 km (4,971 miles) within a short period of 8 years.
Considering that weapons and transportation in those times were not so developed as our modern day ones, we can say that his achievement was one that was outstanding. Also, the leopard having four heads meant that Greece would be divided into four nations ruled by four generals; Cassander, Seleucus, Lysimachus and Ptolemy.
Daniel 7:7-8 “After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast – terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns. “While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth that spoke boastfully.””
The kingdom that appears, next, is Rome. It is likened to a beast so terrifying, frightening and very powerful. The beast has large iron teeth just as the statue had the feet of iron in Daniel 2. So we can see that the beast represents Rome. In addition, the beast has ten horns, and the bible said that the ten horns represent the ten kingdoms that would arise.
Daniel 7:24 “The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom.”
The beast with ten horns must definitely be Rome which was divided into ten nations. Of the ten horns, there was one that uprooted three, and it spoke boastfully. What is this little horn, and what proud words, did it utter?
Daniel 7:24 “The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time.”
According to the Bible, the little horn will subdue three kings and speak against the Most High God. It will oppress the saints of God and change the set times and the laws as well. What is the organization that fulfilled this prophecy? The organization in Rome, which subdued three kings is the Roman Catholic Church. Roman Catholics destroyed Heruli, Vandals and Ostrogoths accusing them of having a heretic faith in Arianism. God clearly reveals that the Catholic Church is the organization that actually fights against God. So how do they fight against God?
Pope, the head of Catholic Church, has the title “VICARIUS FILLI DEI” meaning “Representative of the son of God.” The pope is taking the place of God calling himself as such, so the organization run by him is against God. It also massacred over 50 million people during the dark ages according to the prophecy “oppress his saints.” There is even more evidence that the Catholic Church is the organization of Satan; it changed the set times and the laws.
The Catholic Church replaced the Sabbath day with Sunday Worship service in AD 321, and abolished Passover in AD 325 and furthermore it introduced Christmas and Cross Reverence which are not even in the bible. They even changed the ten commandments to their own favour. They changed the set times and the laws of God which are essential for us to receive the forgiveness of sins. They lead our souls into the eternal lake of fire.
We have found out the identity of Satan through the Bible. Even though Satan may be able to trick us, he can never trick God.
Some say that Catholics do a lot of good deeds and therefore they must be the organization that believes in God, not standing against God. However, what did God say in the Bible, concerning them?
2 Corinthians 11:13 “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”
The Catholic Church massacred over 50 million people and changed the set times and the laws of God. Even now they masquerade around as an angel of light as if they serve God reverently. We must never fall for their lies, and endanger our souls.