The Bible says:
Such people are too Stupid to know What they are doing. They close
their eyes and Their MINDS To the Truth . The Maker of IDOLS hasn't
the wit or the sense to say......It makes as Much sense as eating ashes.
His foolish Ideas have so mislead him that he is beyond help" Isaiah 44:18-20
How Did Satan Successfully
Disguised In Using The Roman Emperor Constantine To Initiate And Established A
Counterfeit” Christianity” Since 313AD?
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To begin with, the Bible says:
and I will show you how the famous prostitute is to be punished THAT
GREAT CITY THAT IS BUILT NEAR MANY RIVERS.
The kings of the earth
practised sexual immorality(practicing evil) with her, and the people of
the world became drunk from drinking the wine of her immorality’’. I
saw a woman sitting on a red beast that had names insulting to God
written all over it;…. “ The woman was dressed in PURPLE and SCARLET and COVERED WITH GOLD ORNAMENT, PRECIOUS STONES, AND PEARLS.
In her hand she held a gold cup full of absence and ﬁ thy things, the
result of her immorality. On her forehead was written a name that has a
secret meaning: ‘‘GREAT BABYLON, THE MOTHER OF ALL THE PROSTITUTES AND
PERVERTS IN THE WORLD.’’
And I saw that the woman was drunk with the
blood of God’s people and blood of those who were killed because they
had been loyal to Jesus …. “1 will tell you the secret meaning of the
woman and of the beast that Carries her, the beast with seven heads and
ten horns ..”.
This calls for wisdom and understanding. The
SEVEN HEADS ARE SEVEN HILLS ON WHICH THE WOMAN SITS. …..THE WOMAN YOU
SAW IS THE GREAT CITY THAT RULES OVER THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH”
waters that you saw , on which the prostitute is sitting, are NATIONS, PEOPLES, RACES, and LANGUAGE. …..THE WOMAN YOU SAW IS THE GREAT CITY THAT RULES OVER THE KINGS OF THE EARTH” Revelation 17:1-18.
Then this other text adds:
Then I heard another voice from heaven, saying “ COME OUT, my people!
Come out from her! YOU MUST NOT TAKE PART IN HER SINS; YOU MUST NOT
SHARE IN HER PUNISHMENT! For her Sins are piled up as high as heaven,
and God remember her wicked ways” Revelation 18: 4-5.
this system “Great Babylon” in disguise with derailed non biblical
teachings, that is the mother of counterfeit"Christianity". Based on
Historical facts and living realities, couple with divine evidence, we
shall in our logical explanations bring to the light, this “Great
Babylon”, the mother of counterfeit ”Christianity”, that many are not
THE BIRTH OR ORIGIN OF ROMAN CATHOLIC COUNTERFEIT"CHRISTIANITY"
the total collapse, of the great Roman Empire, the Roman emperor
Constantine after the abdication of Dioletian was left to rule the west
of the Empire, and his rival Lucinius ruling the East. The meeting of
these two men to settle problems gave birth to the Edict of Milan in 313
AD, tolerating “Christianity” to the whole Empire.
It is claimed that
his Roman parents were sympathetic to the Christians and this made him
not to persecute and slaughter them as his predecessors. It is equally
claimed that the cross and “Christ” appeared to him on the battle ﬁeld
there appeared in the heavens, visible to all, a brilliant light in the
form of a cross. Constantine saw the symbol of Christ and the word “ By
this sign you will conquer.” Strengthened and encouraged, he went into
battle the next day and defeated Maxentius to become emperor of a united
empire in the West. Henceforth the battle ﬂag with a cross became the
emblem of the Christian soldier”(“Sadlier” page 111).
to him, he was favouring the church by the Edict of Milan as written:
Under Constantine the Clergy were exempted from taxation. He made and
encouraged gifts to the Church to help her work of caring for the poor,
the sick, the orphan, and the widow.
He endowed her with extensive land
and built a number of churches. Bishops were made judges in the Empire
and their decisions were ﬁnal. He discouraged paganism, and although he
retained the traditional pagan title of pontifex maximus, he declined to
fulﬁl the pagan duties it required He made Sunday a day of rest and
prayer law. “ (World History the Catholic Social series
Constantine made Sunday a day of rest and prayer by law in 321 AD and
not God, because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday the ﬁrst
day of the week, as many of us claim today, without being able to
justify where it is written in the Bible. However we can worship our God
every day, but with the knowledge that the seventh day of the week is
Saturday and not Sunday which is the first day of the week(Luke 24:1-7).
After he defeated
his rival Lucinius in 234AD, Constantine decided to build a new capital on the
site of a small town named Byzantium. He founded a city, which as
Constantinople, was to bear his name through the centuries,and one, which was
to save the Eastern Empire, and the “Christian” West on a number of occasions.
According to him it was to be the “Christian” and Latin capital of the Empire.
the devil had successfully and intelligently stepped in through
Constantine to absorb Christianity and compromise the word of God. This
was the beginning of the metamorphosis of the pagan Roman state religion
of idol worship, whose high priest bore the title “Pontifex maximus”,
to a new Roman Catholic state’s counterfeit “Christianity” with a high
priest still bearing the title Pope – pontiﬀ (-ex), thus, a
metamorphosed pagan Roman religion.
This was the devil’s, beginning to
change the Times and Laws of God (Daniel 7: 25), and bringing the Saints
to bow. The pope took the place of God on earth (THE
MOST HOLY FATHER) contrary to the command of the LORD that says “ AND
YOU MUST CALL ANY ONE HERE ON EARTH FATHER, BECAUSE YOU HAVE ONLY THE
ONE FATHER IN HEAVEN” Matthew 2:39.
The pope became the forgiver of sins on earth
instead of Jesus Christ. This continued until Martin Luther himself, a Roman
Catholic monk in Germany in 1505, came out with the challenging 99 thesis
against Papal usurpation of God’s place on earth to be forgiving sins, instead
of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Satan thus succeeded in erasing that name he
never wanted to hear as it is written: “And charge them not to speak in the
name of Jesus”. Till date, through this dark religious system, Satan is still
struggling to replace this name Jesus, with photographs and statues of so
called: ‘Jesus’, holy virgin Mary, angels, saints, candles, incense, rosaries,
Some Christians, because of the privileges they were
now enjoying from the state, abandoned the true word of God in favour of the
changes brought by Constantine, like the institution of Sunday the 1st day of
the week to Saturday 7th day of the week. This goes in line with the LORD’S
warning to believers in Daniel 7:25(Satan’s Changing of the Times and laws of
God , and the saints given into his hands), which is another whole topic on
A Swiss Christian writer, Willy
“Just like the
majority of his contemporary Royal class, and particularly his predecessors of
the imperial throne, Constantine was very dispose to the worship of the Sun.
have already said that, the worship in the honour of Mithras was Popular,
particularly among the Soldiers; and the Emperor was their Chief.
therefore possible that Constantine promulgated the Law, making Sunday an
obligatory day with aim of uniting the Empire under a Monotheist religion of
Constantine was naturally present in the daily worship of Christians,
it is therefore possible that with this first step, he wanted to gain the
support of the Christian minorities who had increased considerably in numbers
and were enjoying his tolerance(
Sunday, PP 163, 164).
This deviation of the clergy led to conﬂict within the
church, as those who stood against it were considered by the absorbed clergy as
“Heretics” and harshly suppressed. To reinforce the absorbed clergy,
Constantine convened the council of Nicaea which brought together the
ecclesiastics from the East and West.
This council drew up the creed of Nicaea
(also called the Nicene creed), which is recited in the Roman Catholic Mass
today, and ﬁxed the method to be followed throughout the whole Church for
determining the date of Easter. The council approved laws binding on the whole
church. This was the beginning of the canon law.
those Christians who wanted to follow the real teachings of the Bible
and only the Bible were considered by this absorbed Christians as
heretics and violently suppressed and persecuted. Many were tortured to
death, and killing by burning was very popular. CONSTANTINE
ON HIS DEATH BED, WAS WATER SPRINKLED ON THE FOREHEAD TO BECOME THE
ﬁRST ROMAN EMPEROR CONVERTED TO THE NEW ROMAN CATHOLIC COUNTERFEIT
“CHRISTIANITY as written:
“ On his deathbed he was baptized a
Christian, the ﬁrst Roman Emperor to become converted to Christianity”
(Read “World History the Catholic Social studies page 116). This marked
the beginning of water sprinkling on heads as baptism contrary to the
Biblical baptism, which means water immersion. This practice is
continued till date.
Towards the end of
the 4th century, this new Roman Catholic counterfeit “Christianity”
gained a very important triumph when Theodosius the Great (379-395 AD) made it
the official religion of the Empire. This incident in the reign of Theodosius
illustrated a high point in the inﬂuence of this false Roman “Christianity” in
a rapidly declining empire; and shows what were to be the relations between it
and state thenceforth.
She had to intervene in public affairs as a guardian of
the moral Laws a Law that even emperors must obey
the Western part of the Empire was being overrun by the Germanic tribes who
were establishing their kingdom in the areas they conquered, the Eastern part
of the Empire was still being ruled by the Roman Emperors.
The Byzantine Empire
(from Byzantium, the village Constantine rebuilt as Constantinople and is to be
distinguished from the Western Empire, which was mainly Latin in culture)
continued for almost one thousand years after the fall of Rome. The greatest of
the Byzantine Emperors was Justinian (527- 565). This leader greatly favoured
the false Roman Catholic ‘Christianity’, and violently persecuted the real
followers of Christ whom they called “heretics.”
greatly controlled the false Roman Catholic “Christianity” and
consolidated its unity and inﬂuenced its dominion. He purged it from
what he called “heresy,” through very harsh suppression like burning to
death of true Christians who wanted restoration of Biblical doctrines
obeyed by the early apostles and Christians.
He assumed the right, which
belongs to the church to issue decrees on doctrinal matters. THIS ROMAN CATHOLIC DENOMINATION WAS IN FACT WELL ESTABLISHED, AND WAS POLITICALLY AND MILITARILY VERY ACTIVE.
As Emperor master of the Roman Catholic “Christianity,” Justinian was
bent on: Restoring the Roman Empire to its original frontier,
establishing Roman Law and enforcing the Roman Catholic Religion through
out the Empire.
He erected many Roman Catholic “ church” buildings,
which were very costly to the government, and sent its missionaries into
Russia, Arabia, and the Sudan. Offensives were launched against the
Vandal kingdom, captured and incorporated into the empire. The
Ostrogothics kingdom of Italy was recovered and thus Rome in the West
retaken after twenty –seven years of war.
as the Huns, the Ostrogoths and the Vandals, of the ten divisions, who made up
the disintegrating great Roman Empire started opposing the teachings power
arrogance of the Roman papacy, they were completely crushed and erased just as
the Bible says:
It was different
from the entire beast that was before it; and it had Ten horns. I considered
the horns and behold, there came up among them another horn, a Little one,
before which three of the ﬁrst horns were plucked up by the roots;(7verse8).
The Huns were completely erased in the year 493 AD, the Vandals, in 534 and the
Ostrogoths in 535 by the little horn. Following their conquest, they
disappeared from history as an organised group.
“…THIS “ LITTLE HORN” (THE PAPACY SYMBOLISED AS ‘‘GREAT BABYLON’’, ETC)…”
“ little horn” (the papacy symbolised as ‘‘Great Babylon’’, etc) was, in fact different from the other
ten horns because it was acting in religious as well as political power.
coming into scene of the election of the most famous of the Roman Catholic
Popes, Pope Gregory the Great (590-604AD), during a period when the Roman
Empire was in rapid disintegration with foreign invasions, and Rome was in a
desperate condition; saw a mighty military growth of the Roman Catholic
The Byzantine Emperor could not protect Rome against the invading
Lombards. The Romans therefore, looked to Gregory for help. A born leader, he
organized the feeding and defence of the city and directed military commanders
as well as Bishops.
The weakness of the Byzantine emperor left Gregory and his
successors the only leaders able to keep peace and order in Rome, and in the
region around. This was the mighty beginning of the dominion of a Roman
Catholic military state Religion that was soon to expand its inﬂuence and
dominate the world (Read world History: The Catholic social series).
Yes, the “little horn”(Roman
Catholic papacy) the Bible says:
"Out of one of them came forth a
little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and
toward the glorious land.
It grew great, even to the host of heaven; and some
of the host of the stars it cast down to the ground, and trampled upon them. It
magnified itself , even up to the Prince of the Host; and the the continual burn offering was
taken away from him, and the place of his sanctuary was overthrown .
And the host was given over to it together with the continual burnt
offering through transgression; and truth was cast down to the
ground, and the horn acted and prospered.
Then I heard the Holy one speaking; and another holy one said to the one that spoke" For
how long is the vision concerning the continual burnt offering, the
transgression that makes desolate, and the giving over of the Sanctuary
and the host to be trampled underfoot? And he said
" For two thousand and three hundred evening and morning; then the sanctuary shall be restored to it rightful state (Daniel 8: 9 - 18).
This is just a brieﬁng on
the History of the birth or origin of the dominating Roman Catholic Religion.
For those who have broadly read World History, they will better understand some
of the events described in the Bible, especially Daniel and others. This
“little horn” (the Papacy) which came up mightily after the disintegration of
the great Western Roman Empire in the year 476 AD, also made its appearance
among the nations of Western Europe.
This therefore makes it
very clear that the “little horn” or the power of the antichrist had already
appeared and is on the scene operating. We should also take note that, this
prophecy is not referring to a particular individual but the Papal system and
its actions. Revelations:17: 4–18 says:
woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and covered with gold
ornament, precious stones, and pearls. In her hand she held a gold cup
full of absence and ﬁ thy things, the result of her immorality. On her
forehead was written a name that has a secret meaning: ‘‘Great Babylon,
the mother of all the prostitutes and perverts in the world.’’
And I saw
that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s people and blood of
those who were killed because they had been loyal to Jesus …. “I will
tell you the secret meaning of the woman and of the beast that Carries
her, the beast with seven heads and ten horns ..”. This calls for wisdom
seven heads are Seven Hills on which the woman sits. They are also Seven
kings … it is an eighth king who is one of the Seven and is going oﬀ to
be destroyed …‘‘The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the
nations of the earth” (Good News). NB: None of us is ignorant of the Seven Hills of Rome.
“little horn” is the great work of Satan. It represents at the same
time the pagan Rome and the papacy. In its conquest, Rome advanced
successfully towards the South and the east; and towards the Promised
Land, and also deﬁed the great prince (Jesus Christ). More focus is
directed towards papal Rome because of its devastating works against
God, His temple and saints.
Papacy is named by Daniel as; ‘‘the great devastator’’, the abominable
devastator (What Jesus Christ later called:
“the desolating sacrilege spoken of
by the prophet Daniel standing in the holy place( Matthew 24: 15).
Papacy really got all the characteristics of the little horn? (The ‘‘He” as
1) ‘‘He shall speak words against the most High God’’
Nobody can deny the fact that, the pope hasn’t attributed to himself
appellations reserved only to God. For instance: he is called ‘‘ the
holiest father ”. Remember Jesus said: And call no body your father on earth, for you have one father who is in heaven.”
(Mathew 23: 9). To spiritually call a carnal human being ‘ The most
holy father’ is an abomination. God alone in heaven is the only one
endowed with this title.
2) “Unless the rebellion comes ﬁrst, and the man of lawlessness is revealed,
the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so
called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple
of God, proclaiming himself to be God (2nd Thessalonians2:3-4). Is it
not true that the Roman Papacy claims to have supreme divine powers
conﬁned by God, not only over the kingdom of earth, but also those of
3) “Changing the Times and the Law’’.
papacy has completely introduced doctrines and practices thatare
contrary to the will of God; purely human doctrines in the place of
Christ’s Ministry. Man is being taught to look upon the human priest as
means of obtaining salvation through the sacraments of the “Church” he
administers. Jesus Christ has become statues, holy Mary, holy water,
rings, chains with crosses, Candles, incense etcetera, et cetera.
papacy openly admits its responsibility changing the Sabbath from the
7th day of the week to Sunday the1st day of the week. Locus Fenaris in
his book titled , “A Catholic Rome” declares that: ‘‘the pope is so
great in authority and power that he can modify, explain or interpret
In all Roman Catholic doctrines, the second commandment
has completely been eliminated, the tenth is divided into two and the
fourth (Sabbath) has been completely replaced.
WHAT IS THE ROMAN CATHOLIC BIBLE,“LA
BIBLE DE JERUSALEM ” SAYING AGAINST ROME?
Roman Catholic Published Bible (French Edition) titled, “La Bible de
Jerusalem” “VB 1991 par “Verbum Bible” in its footnotes that we have
translated from French to English considers Rome and the Roman Catholic
Papacy as the: ‘‘He’’, Beast, Antichrist, Babylon, Woman prostitute.
i) Page 1791 point (F) of footnotes:
The great City Babylon is Rome. She is called Sodom and Egypt because
of her two major Crimes: Immorality and Oppression of the followers of
To this, the following Biblical extracts Complement: “She has
fallen: Great Babylon has fallen: she made all people drink her wine
the strong wine of her immoral Lust!” … ‘‘Whoever worships the beast and
its image and receives the mark on his forehead or on his hand will
himself drink God’s wine, the wine of his fury, which he has poured at
full strength into the cup of his anger!(Revelation 14: 8 – 12 Good
News), Revelation 18: 2 – 3.
“Come, and I will show you how the
famous prostitute is to be punished that great city that is built near
many rivers. The kings of the earth practised sexual immorality with
her, and the people of the world became drunk from drinking the wine of
her immorality’’. I saw a woman sitting on a red beast that had names
insulting to God written all over it; the beast had seven heads and ten
horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and covered with
gold ornaments, precious stones, and pearl. In her hand she held a gold
cup full of obscene and ﬁlthy things, the result of her immorality. On
her head was written a name that has a secret meaning: ‘‘great Babylon,
the mother of all the prostitutes and perverts in the world.’’ And I saw
that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s people and the blood
of those who were killed because they had been loyal to Jesus
(Revelation 17: 1 - 6 Good News).
ii) Page 1792, point (h) of footnotes reads: “ Satan will send out the Roman Empire like water to swallow the church’’. This explaining Revelation 12: 15 - 17 that says:
then from his mouth the dragon poured out a ﬂood of water after the
woman, so that it would carry her away. But the earth helped the woman;
it opened its mouth and swallowed the water that had come from the
The dragon was with the woman and went oﬀ to ﬁght
against the rest of her descendants, all those who obey God’s
commandments and are faithful to the truth revealed by Jesus. And the
dragon stood on the shore (Good News). Just like Isaiah 8: 7 – 10puts
And all his forces to attack Judah. They will advance like the ﬂood
waters of the river Euphrates, overﬂ owing all its banks. They will
sweep through Sudan in a ﬂood, rising shoulder high and covering
everything.’’ God is with us! His outspread wings protect the Land.
iii) Page 1792, point (I) of footnotes reads:
The beast of the sea (Mediterranean) is the Roman Empire which
represents all the forces dressed against Jesus Christ and the Church,
by divine powers.
complement, lets read what the Bible says: “He will boast that he is
greater that any God, superior even to the supreme God. He will be able
to do this until the time when God punishes him. God will do exactly
what he has planned ….. He will give great honour to those who accept
him as ruler, put them into high oﬃces, and give them Land as a reward” (
Daniel 11: 36). “The son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself
against every so called god or object of worship, so that he takes his
seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God (2nd
Thessalonians 2: 4 ).
iv) Page 1795, point (I) of footnote says:
Babylon is personiﬁed as a woman, its Rome Idolatry. “Revelation 17: 5
says: ‘‘ great Babylon, the mother of all the prostitutes and pervert in
the world …”“Revelation 17: 8 says: “The woman you saw is the great
City that rules over the kings of the earth”
v) Page 1795, point (a) of footnotes reads : Rome, the city on earth hostile to God .
viii) Page 1795 point (n) of footnotes reads:
The seven heads are the seven hills of Rome. Let us complement this
with: “Revelation 17: 9, 18, which reads: This calls for wisdom and
understanding. The Seven heads are seven hills, on which the woman sits.
They are also seven kings . The woman you saw is the great city that
rule over the kings of the earth?( vs. 18 Good News).
ix) Page 1795, point(o) of footnotes reads: The Roman persecutions mutually implies idolatry and murder. This has already been illustrated in Revelation 17: 1 – 6
x) Page 1797 point (b) of footnotes reads:
Babylon shall be destroyed for Idolatry and persecutions against
Christians. Revelation 18: 24 reads: Babylon was punished because the
blood of prophets and of God’s people was found in the city; yes, the
blood of all those who have been killed on earth.
DID SATAN’S PERSECUTION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH BEGIN?
We must note that apostle John received
the message of Revelation on the Island of Pathmos around 95AD during Satan’s
persecution of the church through the Roman Empire immediately after Christ as
it is written: About that time Herod the king began to persecute some members
of the Church. He killed James the brother of John with the sword, and when He
saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also … (Acts 12:
Satan (the dragon) had begun persecuting the Church through the Roman Empire
the beast (a beast coming up out of the sea,) immediately after the death of
Christ for the Bible says : Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring" Rev.12:13-17
Thus, before the birth of
the “ little horn”(the papal system−Daniel 7:8- 25) to continue persecuting the
Church of Christ, Satan had already began persecuting it through the Roman
Empire. To this the Bible says: The little horn was successful in every thing
it did (Daniel 8:9-14).
after Christ, the church of the New Testament whose foundation he had laid
started facing persecution as early as 34 AD, with Satan aiming by this, to completely put off the name of Jesus Christ as it is written:
They beat them and charge them not to speak in the name of Jesus (ActS
Thus the unconverted Jews
in collaboration with the Roman authorities all under the power of Satan
mounted serious persecution against the church. This was continued forcefully
by the Roman Catholic Papacy (The little horn of the fourth beast Roman
Empire), replacing the name of Jesus with that of the Pope as forgiver of sins
on earth. To further illustrate the abilities of the Roman Empire that gave
birth to the little horn, the scripture says:
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. 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 loin: and the dragon gave him his power, and his
seat and great authority.” And I saw one of his heads as it were
wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and the entire world
wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave
power unto the beast saying, who is like unto the beast? Who is able to
make war with it?” (Revelations 13: 1 –8 KJV).
settle with a better understanding of the extract, let’s read back to
see what had earlier been prophesied: Daniel 7: 17 - 28 reads: The
fourth beast is a fourth Empire that will be on earth and will be
diﬀerent from all other Empires.It will crush the whole earth and
trample it down”.
THESE FOUR UNIVERSAL EMPIRES ARE: BABYLONIAN, MED-PERSIA, GREECE AND THE
1) The ﬁrst Empire = Babylon.
Nimrod constructed this ﬁrst Empire some
centuries far back before Christ at
the insult of God. By 625 BC, it had become a very strong empire
under Nebuchadnez’zar but was destroyed by the medians and
Persians under Cyrus in the year 539 before Jesus Christ as the Bible
“You O king, the king of kings to whom the God
of heaven has given the Empire the power and the might, and the glory, and into
whose hand He has given, wherever they dwell, the sons of men, the beast of the
ﬁeld, and the birds of the air, making you rule over them all you are the head
After you shall arise another kingdom inferior
to you, and yet a third, kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the
earth. And there shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron, because iron breaks
to pieces and shatters all things; and like iron, which crushes, it shall break
and crush all these” (Daniel 2: 36 - 40).
2) The second Empire = The Medo-Persia.
have seen above (Daniel 2: 39), this is the Empire that came next. In the year 539 BC, the
medians and Persians conquered the Babylonian Empire. This Empire therefore
lasted for 208 years.
3) Greece, the third Empire.
As introduced above, this is the third Empire
that succeeded the Medo – Persia Empire as a
universal Empire. Th is Empire lasted for 163 years that is from 331 to 168
before Jesus Christ (Daniel 2.39).
4) The Roman Empire, which is the fourth
(that gave birth to the Roman Catholic Papacy).
the fourth Empire after the third Daniel 7: 1-8 says:
“ I saw in my vision by
night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the sea. And four
great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another.The first was a lion and had eagles wings.
Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it
was lifted up from the ground and made to stand upon two feet like a man; and
the mind of a man was given to it.
And Behold, another beast, a second one like
a bear. It was raised up on one side; it had three ribs in its mouth between
its teeth; and it was told, arises, devour much ﬂesh.
After this, I looked, and lo, another, like a
leopard, with four wings of a bird on its back, and the beast had four heads;
and dominion was given to it.
After this I saw in the night a vision, and
behold, a fourth beast, terrible and dreadful and exceedingly strong; and had
great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet. It was different from the entire beast that was before it; and it had Ten Horns.
I considered the horns and behold, there came up
among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the ﬁrst horns
were plucked up by the roots; and behold, in this horn were eyes like eyes of a
man, and a mouth speaking great things”
fourth Empire (Roman Empire) like the ﬁrst three came into being through
political turmoil and wars. Jeremiah 49: 35 - 37 and 51: 1 and 11, tells us
that the prophetic meaning of wind is ﬁghting (Political turmoil and wars).
events that took place were accomplished under political turmoil and wars.
Water here symbolises people as it is written: The angel also said to me, ‘‘The
waters you saw, on which the prostitute is sitting, are nations, people, races,
and languages (Revelation 17: 15). Daniel 2: 40 – 44 says of this fourth Empire:
there will be the fourth Empire, as strong as iron, which Shatters and breaks
everything. And just as iron shatters everything, it will shatter and crush all
the earlier Empires. You also saw that the feet and the toes were partly clay
and partly iron. This means that it will be a divided Empire.
have something of the strength of iron, because there was iron mixed with the
clay. The toes part iron and partly clay mean t hat part of the Empire will be
strong and part of it weak.
saw that the iron was mixed with clay. This means that the rulers of that
Empire will try to unite their families by intermarriage, but t hey will not be
able to, any more than iron can mix with clay. At the time of those rulers the
God of heaven will establish a kingdom that will never end. It will never be
conquered, but will completely destroy all those empires, and then last
beast or Roman Empire was a divided Empire: “This means that it will be
a divided empire”2verse.41. The largeness of the Empire gave birth to
managerial difficulties that soon led to economic, social and political
problems that were threatening
the stability of the Empire.
Emperor Diocletian (284-305A.D) who arose from the
ranks of the army, decided to divide the power in the empire into two parts as
a strategy to prevent its collapse.
himself up as an Augustus to rule the Eastern part with a capital at Nicomedia
in Asia Minor. And chose an able general, Maximian, to rule as co-Augustus in
the Western part with a capital at Milan.
them had an assistant called a Caesar, who was to succeed his Augustus after a
twenty-year period. One Caesar was stationed near the Rhine, the other near the
Danube. In general, the rulers in the west were not very competent and fought a
losing battle against the Barbarian invaders. The last of the Roman emperors in
the weak west, Romulus Augustulus, was deposed in 476A.D.
By then the
western part of the empire had been conquered by foreign tribes. Even after a
Roman Emperor no longer ruled the West, the strong Eastern part of the Empire
survived until 1453 A.D, when the Turks conquered it. To this it is written:
toes – part iron and partly clay mean that part of the Empire will be Strong
and part of it weak( 2vs 42).
subsequent invasion of this great Roman Empire gave birth to ten kingdoms: “And
it had ten horns”. In the publications:
World History “ The catholic social
studies series- Christianity and a crumbling empire”; and “The decline and fall
of the Roman Empire,” the ten divisions of the Roman Empire are cited as: The
Visigoths, Burgundians, Lombards, Ostrogoths, Huns, Franks, Vandals, Saxons,
Angles and the Jutes. Seven of them became modern nations of Western Europe.
them: the Huns, the vandals and Ostrogoths were completely erased by the little
horn (Daniel 7), to be discovered as we read on. The dissolving great Roman
Empire into Ten kingdoms ruled by the ten kings, subsequently gave birth to the
dominating Roman Catholic Papacy as it is written:
As for the ten horns, out of
this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them ,he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings(Daniel 7: 24)
take note that there will be no problem referring to ten kings as Ten Empires
or vice versa. Therefore, the Ten-horns are the ten divisions of Roman Empire
that we have already seen. From among the ten horns, comes out “a little horn" that plucks up three of the existing Ten horns.
horn had eyes like those of a man and was arrogant against God, and persecuted
powers as it is written:
'Will over throw three kings. He will speak against the
supreme God and oppress God’s people; and shall think to change the times and
the Law; and they Shall be given into his hand for a time, two, and half a
time.” (That is 1260 days, 42 months, 3½ years) all boiling down to the
prophetic counting of 1260 years, according to Ezekiel 4:4 - 6, Daniel 7: 24 –
conclude with an overall briefing on Christian religious history from
when the Lord started again restituting biblical truths, through Martin
Luther in Germany 1505AD.
FROM WHERE DID WE GO WRONG?
drama of church History since Martin Luther till date has been
that,bwhenever God gave a certain illumination or a special experience
to an individual, this individual has always capitalised on this
revealed truth or experience and assembled around himself, all those who
appreciated his teachings. The ﬁnal result has been that the truth
placed forward becomes the base of fellowship; and from this, results
the multiplication of sects (denominations) as it is written: Now the
works of the ﬂesh are plain: Disputes, divisions, sects…..?(Galatians
people could only understand that the perfect will of God is the
founding of a local church; and every revelation or special experience
is for the ediﬁcation of the universal church, and not the assembling of
Christians around a certain individual, it will be diﬃcult for sects to
be formed. God’s revelations, which will continue until the rapture
will be for the ediﬁcation of the universal church.
people could only understand that the perfect will of God is the
founding of a local church; and every revelation or special experience
is for the ediﬁcation of the universal Church, and not the assembling of
Christians around a certain individual, it will be diﬃcult for sects to
be formed. God’s revelations, which will continue until the rapture
will be for the ediﬁcation of the universal church.
started revealing from the time of Martin Luther, His times and laws
that Satan had changed through the Papal Roman Catholic system
(Babylon); not all was revealed at the same time. But because the people
committed the greatest error of forming Protestant
eligious−denominations(Lutheranism, Calvinists = Presbyterianism,
Congregationalists, Baptist, Methodists, et cetera), in imitation of the
Catholics, and making the revealed truth a base of communion instead of
planting the Local churches as God wanted, more revelations other than
that on which these protestant denominations were founded was and
continue to be rejected.
light from the Lord, Martin Luther believed that the Christians must
simply have faith in God’s inﬁnite mercy through the Lord Jesus Christ
for the salvation of their souls rather than works. He denied Papal
supremacy in matters of faith and morals, and upheld that the Bible was
the only infallible authority contrary to Roman Catholic usurpation.
because Protestant religions were established on this revelation,
further revelation on the manner of Baptism by immersion and not water
sprinkling, was rejected and is rejected till date. So, they continued
with the Roman Catholic instituted anti Biblical Baptism of water
sprinkling, even of babies. This new revelation became the base for the
formation of another denomination “the Baptist.”
further revelation on the 4th commandment of God concerning the
sanctiﬁcation of the 7th day of the week (Saturday) and not Sunday, the
1st day of the week, that had been changed by the Roman Catholics,
another denomination, “ The 7th day Adventist” was created that later
transformed sanctification which is refraining from our own work to that
of God alone(Exodus 20:8-11), to worship whereas we can worship God
beginning of the 20th century when the Lord decided to act through
Pentecostal overﬂ owing of the Holy Spirit, He was thrown out through
the formation of Pentecostal denominations. Today, God is completely
out of denominations, and is working out of them. God can never and will
never be part of a system (denomination) because it is not His perfect
will. He may tolerate it in His permissive will and use some as he is
doing today to accomplish his purpose but will never be pleased with it
because it is not his perfect will.
THAT IS WHY IN THESE DENOMINATIONAL SYSTEMS, WE MUST RAISE OUR SPIRITS BEYOND THEM, and
listen to teachings from the Holy through others not of our
denomination, than blindly hang on doctrines of our denominational
system.. Therefore, whenever a revelation or experience was received
from God, a denomination was founded on it and any other further
revelations were no longer accepted.
person whom God had used to give the message was either considered as
‘heretic’ and forced out, or moved away to form his own denomination.
Thus, at every point that God revealed His Laws and Times that have been
changed by the wicked one and His saints are obeying so that the church
should restore and move into perfection before the rapture, we have
always mismanaged them in forming denominations.
soon as man uses God’s revelation to form a denomination, no further
revelations whatsoever and from whomsoever are accepted. We were
supposed to have diversity in service working teams, in the same
vineyard of the Lord, yoked to His same doctrine, and not religious
systems with human Doctrines in the name of Jesus.
clearly see this diversity of working teams illustrated in the New
Testament with Paul and his team of co-workers, Peter, Apollos,
etcetera. Are we to follow the foundation of the New testament church
laid by our Lord Jesus Christ, or to do what we think is good for God?
The Bible says plainly: For this is a people without discernment;
therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them, he that
formed them will show them no favour (Isaiah 27:11).
WHY HAVE WE ALL GONE ASTRAY?
“WRONG MINISTERS IN WRONG MINISTRIES ”
if every member of the body of Christ were functioning in their area of
jurisdiction (that is strictly under his/her ministerial appointment),
the false interpretation of the word would have been eliminated. But
unfortunately, we just do whatever we think in the name of Jesus. We
shall be responsible for any disorder caused in the body of Christ.
Accordingly, all authentic ministers of Christ are supposed to sit on
the bench and learn from one another.
For instance if I am an apostle, I
will sit on the bench and listen to other apostles, prophets, teachers,
etcetera. And if I am a prophet, evangelists, pastor, teacher, in my
assigned domains of service to the Lord, I will do same. But
unfortunately, because we do not know our gift for service, prophets
have become evangelist, evangelists have become teachers, and pastors
have become evangelists and so forth.
I am not
saying that rivers cannot ﬂow. But we must ﬁrst be operating within the
scope of God’s call for our life. All authentic believers have been
ordained for a particular function, which must be known and executed.
Many have just usurped titles for the glory of the world in the name of
Jesus. All these in the ﬂesh!
The Bible says: Each
one of us has received a special gift in proportion to what Christ has
given. As the scripture says, ‘‘When he went up to the very heights, he
took many captives with Him; he gave gifts to mankind. “ Now, what does
‘‘he went up’’ mean? It means that ﬁrst He came down to the lowest
depths of the earth.
the one who came down is the same one who went up, above and beyond the
heavens, to ﬁll the whole universe with His presence. It was He who
‘‘gave gifts to mankind’’: He appointed some to be apostles, others to
be prophets, others to be evangelists, others to be pastors and
teachers. He did this to prepare all God’ people for the work of
Christian service, in order to build up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4: 7-12 Good News)
Paul clearly calls us to keep to our ministerial gift whenhe said:You
are God’s building. Using the gift that God gave me, I did the work of
an expert builder and laid the foundation, and another man is building
on it (1st Corinthians 3:4). Each of us is supposed to be properly doing
what we have been assigned to , and submitting to one another as to
learn what God has given the other for general perfection. To this the
speaking the truth in the love, we are to grow up in every way into him
who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit
together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is
WORKING PROPERLY, makes bodily growth and upholds itself in love” Ephesians 4:15-16.
just trying to give some guidelines to assist us as we read this book.
This in order to help us avoid some unnecessary arguments because we do
not know our ministerial gift and so send our noses into the domains of
others. We should know our ministerial gift and be actively operating in
it before claiming to interfere in another’s domain because this is
what brings judgement to many. All legal and loyal parts of the body of
Christ submit to each other spiritually. That is, the submission ﬂows
spiritually and not carnally.
therefore see that there can never be independence for this will go
against the law of God that says: The Spirit’s presence is shown in some
way in each person for the good of all (1st Corinthians. 12:7). By
placing yourself as the Almighty isolated and independent part of the
body of Christ who knows everything, you will be condemned because such a
‘ master know all’ part does not exist in the body of Christ.
members of the body of Christ are perpetual learners. What we do not
understand, we must humble and learn from others rather than ignorant
and useless criticisms. It must be noted that we are only given a
“little” of the very large portion of what God has as work.
therefore that we possess all the truth is to be foolish. Uzzah’s life
was not spared for trying to do what was assigned to the Levites in
spite of his very good intentions (2nd Samuel 6:6). Nor was Korah and
family spared for trying to “usurp” the duties of Moses (Numbers 16:31).
And neither shall you and I be spared for trying to usurp the duties of
are things God has ordained to speak directly to a person and others He
will speak indirectly through others. But unfortunately, there are many
who think that God must only speak all to them. Such are deprived of
that which God has ordained to give them only through others.
how spiritual Moses was, God decided to speak to him through Jethro the
priest of Midian. And equally, Moses could not perform the duties of
Aaron or the Levites. Have we clearly heard God and are faithfully doing
the little He has assigned us to? This is the most important question
to be answered!
not forget to know that the Bible is a personality (the Lord); and that
as we come to hear from Him (reading the word), He speaks to each and
everyone of us according to our level of knowing Him and what we may be
able to understand at that time. Just as a mother begins by giving milk
to her toothless baby, so too does the Lord with his spiritual babies.
The way a mother handles a baby from birth to the age of maturity is
exactly what the Lord does to his children. Therefore, our collaboration
with one another is imperative. The Lord conﬁrms this when he says:
Like new born babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you
may grow up to salvation(1st Peter 2:1-2).
as we are born by God through Christ, the Bible (our spiritual food) is
expected to be read over and over from Genesis to Revelation until
Christ comes, or until we are taken to the Lord, if his coming tarries.
As we always eat the physical food for the survival of our bodies, so
too is the spiritual food for spiritual survival. And at each time we
pick up our Bibles to read, we must pray for Him to open our minds to
understand His word as it is written: Then he opened their minds to
understand the scriptures(Luke 24:45).
that these were old believers who were with him before His death and
resurrection, and the Lord was still opening their minds to understand
the scriptures. At each time we open the Bible to read beginning from
Genesis, we receive a new revelation from the Lord, in greater dimension
of understanding, irrespective of the number of times we must have read
The word of God (the Bible) is God incarnated, and thus is so
immense that we must never make the error of thinking “since we read it
many times from Genesis to Revelation and can recite it, we no longer
need to read but just from time to time, open it where we want to refer
To think this way, is self seduction and falling in the
devil’s trap. The Lord is not a fool to command us to meditate His word
day and night (Joshua 1:8). We believe this is one of the causes of the
multiple diversity in doctrines that we have today, tearing apart the
body of Christ.
who stops reading the Bible because he thinks he already masters it will
certainly always be in diametrical opposition to he who keeps reading
over and over from Genesis to Revelations, and keeps receiving new
revelations from God in the manner of understanding His thoughts
expressed in His word.
He who still keeps reading and at each time as if
it was for the ﬁrst time with an open thirsty mind to receive new
things will always be ﬂ owing in the manner of the thoughts of the Lord.
This will enable him to administer the word according to diﬀerential
needs of persons in given situations and circumstances harmoniously and
proportionately to their knowledge of the Lord.
read apostle Paul’s letters, we understand he was one of such. Refusing
therefore to be open to listen to others and thinking that what we have
understood from the word or any Christian literature is ﬁnal, and no one
else can say or share anything with us, is self-destruction.
very wrong and the works of the law rather than of the spirit. For the
spiritual man is always ready to learn, and thus is open to listening to
the indwelling teacher the Holy Spirit, who does the ﬁltering. We may
read the word today and be yoked to a certain understanding only to
discover some time in the future that our understanding was wrong.
therefore stereotype what we have read and understood from the word
(Bible), or Christian literature, heard from our pastors and be closed
up in it, refusing to open to others as if our own understanding was
ﬁnal, is very wrong and from the devil not from the Holy Spirit.
Instead, we are expected to be permanently buried in reading and
meditating the word, and allow the teacher (the Holy Spirit) to lead us
into understanding of the word, and any Christian literature.
doing, we will be in spiritual harmony with all the other members of the
body of Christ worldwide, operating in their divinely assigned
ministries. As such we will become one in the teachings of the Lord, as
were the ﬁrst New Testament saints. Acting thus, we will be spared of
the denominational barriers that diversities in doctrines bring. In this
way, the entire body of Christ on earth (church) will move into
perfection as one in the Lord in preparation for the rapture.
member of the body of Christ is important for the building of the whole
body. Therefore, no member of the body of Christ is to be minimised.
Each member of the body of Christ, just as the multiple diﬀerent parts
of the human body has a vital function, for the general building up of
-Giving ministry ,
-Singing ministry etcetera
12:1st Corinthians 12:8-10, 28:30)
every one of the above has to obey the general command of preaching the
gospel of salvation: “Go through out the whole world and preach the
gospel to all mankind” (Mark 16:15). So this command is for all
irrespective of our distinctive Ministries.