"Every Reformer, without exception, spoke of the papacy as Antichrist" -R. Allen Anderson, Unfolding the Revelation, p.137

 

 

ANTI:

  • to stand in place of
  • a subtle imposter
  • wolf in sheep's clothing
  • not a violent opposer
  • a gentle confuser

The Roman Catholic church committed ADULTERY in her relationship with the HUSBANDMAN Christ Jesus. She became ANTIChrist when she stepped against Him.

The Roman Catholic church has always 'claimed' to be walking "with" Christ. Just as Judas "kissed" Christ, so has Rome "kissed" His Truth. They "softly and gently" send their wolves forward wearing the clothing of a little lamb so as to gentle draw the masses away from Christ. They betray Christ as soft as the kiss of JUDAS!


Arnulf Bishop of Orleans (Roman Catholic)
"deplored the roman popes as "monsters of guilt" and declared in a council called by the King of France in 991ad that the pontiff, clad in purple and gold, was, "Antichrist, sitting in the temple of God, and showing himself as God" -Phillip Schaff, History of the Christian church, 8 vols., reprint of the 3d (1910)ed. (Grand Rapids Mich.: Wm. B Eerdmans Publishing Co., n.d.)

Eberhard II, archbishop of Salzburg (Roman Catholic)
"stated at a synod of bishops held at Regensburg in 1240 (some scholars say 1241) that the people of his day were "accustomed" to calling the pope antichrist." -LeRoy Edwin Froom, The Prophetic Faith of our Fathers, 4 vols. (Wash DC: Review and Herald publishing assc, 1950-1954)

John Wycliffe
"When the western church was divided for about 40 years between two rival popes, one in Rome and the other in Avigon, France, each pope called the other pope antichrist - and John Wycliffe is reputed to have regarded them as both being right: "two halves of Antichrist, making up the perfect Man of Sin between them." -Ibid

Martin Luther (Lutheran) 
"We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist...personally I declare that I owe the Pope no other obedience than that to Antichrist."  (Aug. 18, 1520) Taken from The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, Vol. 2., pg. 121 by Froom.  (In response to a papal bull [official decree]): "I despise and attack it, as impious, false... It is Christ Himself who is condemned therein... I rejoice in having to bear such ills for the best of causes. Already I feel greater liberty in my heart; for at last I know that the pope is antichrist, and that his throne is that of Satan himself." --D'Aubigné, b.6, ch. 9. 

Cotton Mather (Congregational Theologian) 
"The oracles of God foretold the rising of an Antichrist in the Christian Church: and in the Pope of Rome, all the characteristics of that Antichrist are so marvelously answered that if any who read the Scriptures do not see it, there is a marvelous blindness upon them."  Taken from The Fall of Babylon by Cotton Mather in Froom's book, The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, Vol. 3, pg. 113. 

John Wesley (Methodist) 
Speaking of the Papacy he said, "He is in an emphatical sense, the Man of Sin, as he increases all manner of sin above measure. And he is, too, properly styled the Son of Perdition, as he has caused the death of numberless multitudes, both of his opposers and followers... He it is...that exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped...claiming the highest power, and highest honour...claiming the prerogatives which belong to God alone."  Taken from Antichrist and His Ten Kingdoms by John Wesley, pg. 110. 

Ellen G. White: Seven Day Adventists
"This compromise between paganism and Christianity resulted in the development of "the man of sin" foretold in prophecy as opposing and exalting himself above God. That gigantic system of false religion is a masterpiece of Satan's power--a monument of his efforts to seat himself upon the throne to rule the earth according to his will.

Thomas Cranmer (Anglican) 
"Whereof it followeth Rome to be the seat of antichrist, and the pope to be very antichrist himself. I could prove the same by many other scriptures, old writers, and strong reasons." (Referring to prophecies in Revelation and Daniel.)  Taken from Works by Cranmer, Vol. 1, pp. 6-7. 

Roger Williams (First Baptist Pastor in America) 
He spoke of the Pope as "the pretended Vicar of Christ on earth, who sits as God over the Temple of God, exalting himself not only above all that is called God, but over the souls and consciences of all his vassals, yea over the Spirit of Christ, over the Holy Spirit, yea, and God himself...speaking against the God of heaven, thinking to change times and laws; but he is the son of perdition (II Thess. 2)."  Taken from The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers by Froom, Vol. 3, pg. 52. 

1689 London Baptist Confession

Chapter 26: Of the Church. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, in whom, by the appointment of the Father, all power for the calling, institution, order or government of the church, is invested in a supreme and sovereign manner; neither can the Pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof, but is that antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the church against Christ, and all that is called God; whom the Lord shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. ( Colossians 1:18; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:11, 12; 2 Thessalonians 2:2-9 )  

John Knox (Scotch Presbyterian) 
Knox wrote to abolish "that tyranny which the pope himself has for so many ages exercised over the church" and that the pope should be recognized as "the very antichrist, and son of perdition, of whom Paul speaks."  Taken from The Zurich Letters, pg. 199 by John Knox. 

John Calvin (Presbyterian) 
"Some persons think us too severe and censorious when we call the Roman pontiff Antichrist. But those who are of this opinion do not consider that they bring the same charge of presumption against Paul himself, after whom we speak and whose language we adopt... I shall briefly show that (Paul's words in II Thess. 2) are not capable of any other interpretation than that which applies them to the Papacy."  Taken from Institutes by John Calvin. 

Presbyterian Church (Year 2000)
The following Resolution was unanimously passed by the South Atlantic Presbytery of the Bible Presbyterian Church meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 25, 2000.

The Resolution is as follows-

THE THREAT OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Whereas: The mass media has captivated the world with the activities of Pope John Paul II during his visit to the Holy Land in March 2000; and

Whereas: The Vatican and the Lutheran World Federation have signed, in October, 1999 a joint declaration of accord on the doctrine of justification (only the synods of Wisconsin and Missouri dissented); and

Whereas: In the middle of February, 200, PLO chairman Yasser Arafat met with Pope John Paul II at the vatican to sign an agreement regarding the future of Jerusalem that warned Israel against any unilateral decision affecting Jerusalem; and

Whereas: Bob Jones University has been unjustly slandered for anti-catholic bias by Senators McCain, Torricelli, Hollings and the liberal mass media; and

Whereas: The House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress has just appointed a Roman Catholic priest as its chaplain for the first time, March 23, 2000; and

Whereas: Pope John Paul II has declared the year 2000 a "Great Jubilee Year" for Roman Catholics that establishes the restoration of indulgences, THE VERY ISSUE THAT PROMPTED MARTIN LUTHER TO DRAFT THE 95 THESES IN OCTOBER OF 1517: papal spokesman Timothy Shugrue states, "The indulgence is one of the spiritual privleges extended during Jubilee. It is a way of applying the merits of the good deeds of the saints and the Virgin Mary and CHrist Himself to the rest of us.";

Therefore: The South Atlantic Presbytery of the Bible Presbyterian Church, at its spring meeting in the Bible Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, N.C., March 25, 2000, resolves and warns the Roman Catholic Church, Mystery, Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots and abominations of the earth (Rev 17:5) constitutes the greatest threat to fundamental Christianity in the 21st century! The Roman Catholic Church has long since forsaken the Bible alone, Grace alone, faith alone, and Christ alone. There should be no confraternity with this apostate church in ministerial associations, community easter sunrise services, Thanksgiving services, mass evangelism or common social endeavors. We admonish devout believers to lovingly and firmly win Roman Catholics to Christ and urge new converts to obey Rev. 18:4, "And I heard a another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sin, and that ye recieve not her plagues."

 

Before the Reformation, this is what most Preachers taught regarding Antichrist

Date Name Reference Interpretation

c. 1310

Dante Alighieri Rev. 17 Harlot Roman Church

c. 1331

Michael of Cesena Rev. 17 Harlot
Antichrist
Roman Church
Pope

c. 1345

Johannes de Rupescissa Antichrist
Rev. 17 Babylon
Rev. 17 Harlot
Pope
Roman church
Roman church

c. 1350

Francesco Petrarch Rev. 17 Harlot Papal Court

c. 1367

John Milicz Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Man of Sin
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

c. 1379

John Wycliffe Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 17 Harlot
Pope
Papacy
Popes
Papacy
Papacy

c. 1388

Matthias of Janow Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Hierarchy
Fallen Church
Present Church
Papacy
Hierarchy
Popes

c. 1389

R. Wimbledon Abomination of Desolation Papacy

c. 1390

John Purvey Antichrist
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 13 666
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Pope
Papacy
Hierarchy
Pope
Papacy
Papacy

c. 1393

Walter Brute Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Papacy
Bishop of Rome
Rome
Papacy

c. 1412

John Huss Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Pope
Papacy
Rome
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

c. 1497

Girolamo Savonarola Antichrist
Man of Sin
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Pope
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

During the Reformation...

Date Name Reference Interpretation

1522

Martin Luther Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 2nd Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

1543

Philipp Melanchthon Antichrist
Man of Sin
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

1545

Andreas Osiander Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papal Traditions
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

1554

Nicolaus von Amsdorf Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papal Traditions
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

1558

Johann Funck Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

1560

Virgil Solis Antichrist
Little Horn
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

1570

Georg Nigrinus Antichrist
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Pope, Turk
Papacy
Pagan Rome
Papal Rome

1572

David Chytraeus Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Roman Empire
Papacy

1530

Johann Oecolampadius Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy

1557

Heinrich Bullinger Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Pagan Rome
Papal Rome
Roman Church
Papacy

1550

William Tyndale Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

1545

George Joys Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy

1554

Nicholas Ridley Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Rev. 17 Beast
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

1553

Hugh Latimer Antichrist Papacy

1582

Thomas Cranmer Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

1550

John Bale Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Rev. 17 Beast
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Prelates
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

1562

John Jewel Antichrist
Abomination of Desolation
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Rev. 17 Beast
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Rome

1587

John Foxe Antichrist
Man of Sin
Bishop of Rome
Bishop of Rome

1563

Anglican Formulas Antichrist Papacy

1547

John Knox Antichrist
Little Horn
Church of Rome
Papacy

1593

John Napier Antichrist
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Rev. 17 Beast
Pope
Papacy
Latin Empire
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Latin Empire

1614

Thomas Brightman Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Pope
Papacy
Papacy
Early Papacy
Later Papacy
Papacy
Papacy

1618

David Pareus Antichrist
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Beast
Pope & Turk
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Empire

After the Reformation...

Date

Name

Reference

Interpretation

1600 James I of England Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1603 George Downham Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1604 George Pacard Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Rome
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1607 Hugh Broughton Little Horn Antiochus
1612 Andress Holwig Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Papacy is also Antichrist
Papacy
1618 Matthias Hoe Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy is Antichrist
Imperial Rome
Papal Rome
Papacy
1618 Daniel Cramer Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Pagan Rome
Papal Rome
Papacy
1631 Joseph Mede Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Civil Rome
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1643 Johannes Gerhard Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Civil Rome
Papal Rome
Papacy
Papacy
1654 Thomas Goodwin Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Papacy
Papacy
Protestant Image
1655 John Tillinghast Antichrist
Little Horn
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1664 Henry More Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1670 William Sherwin Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1681 Johann H. Alsted Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Papacy is Antichrist, Little Horn
Imperial Rome
Papal Rome
Papacy
1684 Thomas Beverley Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1685 Jacques Phillipot Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy also Antichrist
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1687 Pierre Jurieu Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Eccl. Emp.
Papacy
1689 Drue Cressener Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Hierarchy
Papacy
1699 "Mysteries ... Finished" Antichrist Papacy
1700 William Lowth Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1701 Johannes Cocceius Antichrist
Little Horn
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Hierarchy
Papacy
1701 Robert Fleming, Jr. Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1702 Georg her. Giblehr Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1703 Daniel Whitby Man of Sin
Rev. 17 Babylon
Roman Church is Antichrist
Papacy
1706 William Whiston Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1712 Heinrich Horch Antichrist
Little Horn
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1720 Charles Daubux Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Civil Rome
Eccl Rome
Papacy
Papacy
1727 Sir Isaac Newton Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
W. Rome
Greek Empire
Papacy
Latin Kingdom
1729 Th. Crinsox de Bionens Antichrist
Little Horn
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Roman Empire
Popes
Papacy
1735 Thomas Pyle Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy also Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1740 Johann Aal. Bengel Antichrist
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Jesuitism
Papacy
Papacy
1743 Berienberg Bible Antichrist Papacy
1745 John Willison Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1754 Thomas Newton Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
W. Rome
Papacy
Papacy
Roman Clergy
Papacy
1758 John Gill Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Papacy
Papacy also AntichristPapacy
1764 John Wesley Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy also Antichrist
Papacy
East Empire
Papal Rome
Papacy
1768 Johann Ph. Petri Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Papacy
Turks
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1787 R. M. Antichrist Papacy
1787 Hans Wood Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
East Empire
Papacy
Papacy
1793 James Becheno Antichrist
Little Horn
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Louis XIV
Papacy
1794 Joseph Priestly Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1795 George Bell Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1796 Christian G. Thube Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1797 David Simpson Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy
1798 Edward King Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1798 Joseph Galloway Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 13 2nd Peast
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
France
Papacy
1798 Richard Valpy Antichrist
Little Horn
Man of Sin
Rev. 13 1st Beast
Rev. 17 Harlot
Rev. 17 Babylon
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
Papacy
1800 Jean G. de la Flechers Antichrist
Little Horn
Papacy
Papacy

According to the Roman Catholic church, ALL of these men are mis-interpreting prophecy?

 

 

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