The Antichrist Has Been Revealed!!
 

666 equals LATEINOS in Greek!!

In the New Covenant Book of Revelation, Saint John told us to calculate the number of the Beast:

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. Let those who have insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.  (Revelation 13:16-18).

In the Old Covenant Book of Esther, Haman–the great enemy of the Jews–was associated with the number 13. Haman symbolizes the Papal dynasty, so the 2 numbers of the Papacy are 666 and 13.

The New Covenant was written in Koine or COMMON Greek–the universal language of the world during the earthly ministry of Christ.

Greek died out in Western Europe around 500 A.D. (except in Hibernia), where Saint Patrick introduced the New Covenant and the Greek language to that nation.

Joshua so highly favored the Greek language that He calls himself Alpha and Omega 4 times:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord (JOSHUA), which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:18).

The Greeks, like the Romans, did not have Indian numerals like 1,2,3,4; so each letter of the Greek alphabet represented a number. Alpha was 1, beta was 2, etc., etc. It is totally useless to try and calculate the number of the Beast in any other language but Greek:

Koine Greek alphabet with corresponding numbers.
Koine Greek alphabet with corresponding numbers.
 

The Beast's name is LATEINOS in Greek.

King Latinus was the father of the Latin race.

 
Lateinos
Lateinos
 

King Latinus was the founder of the Latin kingdom.

King Latinus was the founder of the Latin race

Lateinos is the oldest and most common interpretation of the number of the Beast. Lateinos signifies Latin MAN or Latin kingdom, and is also the name of the king who founded the Latin state, namely King Latinus.

The oldest writings that survived the last great pagan persecution is that of Saint Irenaeus who lived from about 120 to 200 A.D....Saint Irenaeus is most famous for his prediction that the world would last for 6000 years....Saint Irenaeus was a disciple of Polycarp, who was a disciple of the Apostle John, who wrote the Book of Revelation:

For if there are many names found possessing this number, it will be asked which among them shall the coming man bear. It is not through a want of names containing the number of that name that I say this, but on account of the fear of God, and zeal for the truth: for the name Evanthas contains the required number, but I make no allegation regarding it. Then also Lateinos has the number six hundred and sixty-six; and it is a very probable [solution], this being the name of the last kingdom [of the four seen by Daniel]. For the LATINS are they who at present bear rule: I will not, however, make any boast over this [coincidence].Teitan too, the first syllable being written with the two Greek vowels e and i, among all the names which are found among us, is rather worthy of credit. For it has in itself the predicted number, and is composed of six letters, each syllable containing three letters; and [the word itself] is ancient, and removed from ordinary use; for among our kings we find none bearing this name Titan, nor have any of the idols which are worshipped in public among the Greeks and barbarians this appellation. Among many persons, too, this name is accounted divine, so that even the sun is termed Titan by those who do now possess [the rule]. (Saint Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book V, ch. 29).

Saint Irenaeus mentioned 3 names: Evanthas, Lateinos, and Teitan or Titan. The meaning of Evanthas is obscure, but Lateinos is the code word for the Romans:

Virgil was a Roman poet and very familiar with the history of the Latin race. He traces the founding of Rome to King Latinus.

Roman poet Virgil
Roman poet Virgil
(70 BC–21 BC ).

 

Roman poet Publius Vergilius Maro, also known as Virgil, is very well known in the United States because his Latin poetry is on the back of the 1 dollar "paper money" bill.

ANNUIT COEPTIS: "He has favored our undertaking."

NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM: "A new order has begun."

The Aeneid book cover.
The Aeneid book cover.

According to Virgil, King Latinus was an historical character and founder of the Latin race. The Bible says that the number of the Beast is the number of a MAN.

King Latinus, now grown old, had ruled his settled towns
And countryside through years of peace. Tradition
Makes him a son of Faunus by a nymph,
Marica of the Laurentines. The father
Of Faunus had been Picus, who in turn
Claimed you for sire, old Saturn, making you
The founder of the dynasty.
By fate Latinus had no son or male descendant,
Death having taken one in early youth.
A single daughter held that house's hopes,
A girl now ripe for marriage, for a man. (The Aeneid, Book VII).
 

Wars and a man I sing–an exile driven on by Fate,
he was the first to flee the coast of Troy,
destined to reach Lavinian shores and Italian soil,
yet many blows he took on land and sea from the gods above–
thanks to cruel Juno's relentless rage—and many losses
he bore in battle too,
before he could found a city,
bring his gods to Latium,
source of the Latin race,
the Alban lords and the high walls of Rome. (The Aeneid Book I).

Vatican City State is the ONLY country in the world where Latin is still the official language....Latin is a dead language in the rest of Italy and was replaced by Italian over 600 years ago.

Antichrist to be revealed first before the Second Coming of Christ!

In one of the greatest and PLAINEST of the great prophecies of the Bible, St. Paul predicted that 2 things must happen FIRST before the 2nd Coming of Christ and the end of the world:

1.
A falling away or apostasy from Apostolic Christianity.
2.
The Antichrist or Man of Sin to be revealed.

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of Joshua the Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth (restrains) that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let (restrain), until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. (II Thessalonians 2:1-12).

One of the main characteristics of this falling away or apostasy was the prohibition of marriage:

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (I Timothy 4:1-3).

Up to Vatican Council II in 1962, meat was forbidden on Fridays.

The Emperors at Rome were hindering the coming of Antichrist!!

Saint Paul referred obscurely to something mysterious that was hindering or restraining evil and holding back the revelation of the Man of Sin.

The removal of the capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine in 330 A.D., greatly facilitated the coming of Antichrist. That "Eternal Rome" would allow a rival capital city to exist is truly remarkable.

The Emperors were persecuting Christians, but their presence in Rome hindered the rise of the Papacy. Christians prayed for the Emperors, and the stability of the Empire, but they never dreamed of creating another rival capital.

Beginning from his home in Britannia, Constantine conquered Gaul and northern Italy; then he laid siege to Rome. Emperor Maxentius was drowned in the Tiber and Constantine entered Rome on October 29, 312.

The Battle of Milvian Bridge
The Battle of Milvian Bridge
outside Rome in 312 AD.
 

Roman Emperor Maxentius was drowned during the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 212.

Constantine then built a new capital at Constantiniple and the bishop of Rome assumed the purple and the title: ponifex maximus.

This was the removal of the let or hindrance to the coming of Antichrist.

 
Emperor Maxentius
Emperor Maxentius
(278–312).

The Papal Roman Empire was born in January 313, when the Roman Senate recognized the roughneck Roman soldier Constantine as the first "Christian" Emperor. Constantine melted down all the gold from the pagan temples, and he used that money to bribe the Roman Senate into moving to his new capital of Constantinople.

Emperor Constantine.
Emperor Constantine.
Emperor from 306–337.
 

Emperor Constantine's removal of the capital from the imperial city left the bishop of Rome free to vault into the seat of the Caesars.

 

 
Constantinople became the new capital of the Roman Empire.
Constantinople became the new capital
of the Roman Empire.

After the removal of the capital, the Greeks continued to call themselves ROMANS (Gk. Romaioi), while the people in the western part of the Empire became known as LATINS.

When the bishop of Rome assumed the purple, he also assumed the title PONTIFEX MAXIMUS, which was the official title of the Caesars as head of the pagan Roman religion.

Pagan Rome persecuting the saints was no mystery to Saint John, but here a professing "Christian" bishop, as head of the pagan Roman religion, was a MYSTERY and a WONDER indeed:

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns (Revelation 17: 6-7).

This great prophecy . . . and its fulfillment . . . is so CLEAR that even a BLIND man could see it!

An edict of Roman Emperor Theodosius linked Saint Peter with Rome!!

Emperor Theodosius, with the help of bishop Ambrose of Milan, laid the groundwork for the 2 main Latin Church heresies:

1. The Primacy of St. Peter.
2. The civil power or government is subservient to the Latin Popes and their clergy.

St. Paul mentioned that the Mystery of Iniquity linking St. Peter with Rome was working even during his lifetime....However, this heresy was sub rosa or covert and did not manifest until the predicted time—after the removal of the capital to Constantinople.

Emperor Theodosius I (347-395).
Emperor Theodosius I (347–395).
Emperor from 378 to 392.
 

Emperor Theodosius I was a roughneck Roman soldier from Spain.

Pope Damasus I (the first Pope to be called Pontifex Maximus) was also from Spain.

 
Pope Damasus I (305-384).
Pope Damasus I (305–384).
Pope from 366 to 384.

In 380, Theodosius issued an edict that everybody in the Empire MUST believe that Pope Damasus was the successor of St. Peter.

Very soon after becoming Emperor, Theodosius issued a decree that everybody in the Empire MUST believe that Pope Damasus was the successor of St. Peter:

On January 19, 379, the emperor Gratian raised Theodosius to the rank of emperor and gave him charge of the eastern half of the empire. Theodosius was a general from Spain and a convinced partisan of Nicene orthodoxy. He did not wait long to show his colors. On February 28, 380, Theodosius issued an edict saying that anyone who did not follow the faith of Pope Damasus of Rome and Peter of Alexandria was a heretic. (The Church of the Ancient Councils, p. 104).

Here is a copy of that edict :

It is our desire that all the various nations which are subject to our Clemency and Moderation, should continue in the profession of that religion which was delivered to the Romans by the divine Apostle Peter, as it hath been preserved by faithful tradition; and which is now professed by the Pontiff Damasus and by Peter, Bishop of Alexandria, a man of apostolic holiness. According to the apostolic teaching and the doctrine of the Gospel, let us believe the one deity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, in equal majesty and in a holy Trinity. We authorize the followers of this law to assume the title of Catholic Christians; but as for the others, since, in our judgement, they are foolish madmen, we decree that they shall be branded with the ignominious name of heretics, and shall not presume to give to their conventicles the name of churches. They will suffer in the first place the chastisement of the divine condemnation, and in the second the punishment which our authority, in accordance with the will of Heaven, shall decide to inflict. (Theodosian Code, Book XVI, The Catholic Faith).

In 381, Theodosius presided over the Council of Constantinople. The 150 bishops in attendance refused to acknowledge his Peter in Rome edict and ruled that Old Rome had precedence only because it was the imperial city:

As for the bishop of Constantinople, let him have the prerogatives of honor after the bishop of Rome, seeing that this city is the new Rome. (Council of Constantinople).

What could a roughneck Roman soldier like Theodosius possibly know about the Bible and theology?....The ONLY thing that Pope Damasus had in common with Saint Peter was that Saint Peter–as the Apostle to the Circumcision (Jews)–definitely wore a BEARD.This persecuting edict was a harbinger of the dreaded Spanish Inquisition.

In 388, Theodosius invaded Italy to get rid of a rival Emperor named Magnus Maximus .After defeating his rival, Theodosius ruled the Empire from Milan, and it was there that he met his spiritual adviser: Ambrose, bishop of Milan:

It was now that Theodosius made the acquaintance of bishop Ambrose of Milan; and thus began a complex, turbulent, but also deeply personal relationship between the two men, that was to have profoundly important consequences. During the brief war, Ambrose had been in no danger, for the ultra-pious Catholic Maximus would hardly have harmed the bishop of his capital, but the fact that he did not flee enhanced his prestige. Indeed, he himself considered his moral authority to be second to none. He saw himself as answerable only to God, and thus his duty was to dictate to the conscience–hence the religious policy–of the emperor, by whatever means served this high end. (Theodosius, The Empire at Bay, p. 64).

Ambrose, bishop of Milan, was a powerful and influential teacher of the Latin Church.

Ambrose, bishop of Milan (337- 397). Bishop of Milan from 374 to 397.
Ambrose, bishop of Milan (337–397). Bishop of Milan from 374 to 397.
 

Ambrose, bishop of Milan, was a powerful and influential teacher of the Latin Church.

in 390, Theodosius gave the order for a horrible massacre in the city of Salonica.

Ambrose threatened him with excommunication, and as a result, he had to do penance and grovel at the feet of the bishop.

 
Emperor Theodosius doing obeisance before bishop Ambrose.
Emperor Theodosius doing obeisance before bishop Ambrose.

In the year 390, a star charioteer was arrested for the crime of homosexual rape. This took him out of the race, and as a result, the people rioted and many were killed. Theodosius's answer was to send in his soldiers, and about 7,000 people were massacred:

Not surprisingly the immediate reaction of Theodosius was of volcanic anger; but this time, unlike Antioch, in his choler he threw aside any inquiry or trial, and immediately sent secret orders to the new Gothic garrison at Salonica for a terrible, salutary bloodletting of the rebellious rabble. Accordingly, on a certain day when the people once again thronged excitedly into the hippodrome for the races, at a signal the gates were barred. Without pity, deaf to the screams and entreaties of the people (or even enflamed by them) the troops proceeded for several hours to butcher the spectators indiscriminately. According to Theoderet 7,000 people of both sexes and all ages were slaughtered. Whatever the numbers, no Roman city had experienced anything like this in living memory: it was something only brutal conquerors did to captured enemy cities, and it put the emperor's Gothic troops in exactly that light. The moral shock throughout the empire was, if anything, accentuated by the general reputation Theodosius had for mercy and humanity.(Theodosius, The Empire at Bay, p. 68).

Ambrose threatened him with excommunication . . . and guilt ridden . . . he did obeisance at the feet of the bishop:

Ambrose had a shrewd psychological knowledge of Theodosius, and his performance was subtle and masterly, unlike his earlier bludgeon tactics from the pulpit. Theodosius was tormented not just by moral guilt, but by a very real fear of eternal damnation. Thus it was that an astonished people beheld an extraordinary spectacle as the Ever-Victorious, Sacred Eternal Augustus, Lord of the World put aside his gorgeous imperial regalia, and for several months wept and groaned as a humble, prostrate penitent in the cathedral of Milan. It was all the more extraordinary in its stark, public contrast between the despotic and universal power of the emperor, and the grovelling abasement of that same power before the priests. (Theodosius, The Empire at Bay, p. 69).

Under instructions from Ambrose, Theodosius closed the pagan Olympic Games and the Altar of Victory was removed from the Senate at Rome.

There were many firsts with Theodosius: He was the first to issue a Peter in Rome edict; the first to be threatened with excommunication, and the first to perform public penance before a member of the Latin clergy.

Emperor Theodosius II codified the Roman laws

Emperor Theodosius II codified all the Roman laws going back to the time of Emperor Constantine.

Emperor Theodosius II (401-450).
Emperor Theodosius II (401– 450).
Emperor from 408 to 450.
 

In 438, Emperor Theodosius II codified all the Roman laws from the time of Constantine.

The persecuting edict of Theodosius I was included in his Theodosian Code, Book XVI.

This was during the reign of Pope Sixtus III.

 

 
Pope Sixtus III.
Pope Sixtus III.
Pope from 432 to 440.

According to the Book of Revelation, Antichrist's supremacy was to last for 1260 years.

Antichrist's supremacy was to last 1260 years!!

Saint John mentions a mysterious period of 1260 days when the Antichrist would make war with the saints and overcome them:

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. (Revelation 13:7). And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore (1260) days, clothed in sackcloth. (Revelation 11:3).

All the Reformers applied this period to the time of Papal supremacy, using the day equals a year principle found throughout the Holy Bible:

And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted in the wilderness. After the number of the days in which you searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years. (Numbers 14:33-34).

The famous prophecy of the 70 Weeks (490 years) from Cyrus to Christ are determined by this same day equals a year principle:

Seventy weeks (490 years) are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. (Daniel 9:24).

The Papacy was a gradual development....It began with the change of cities from Rome to Constantinople, and it became a temporal power with the overthrow of the Vandals and Ostrogoths by general Belisarius, and the Lombards by King Pepin.

The 4 great prophetic time periods

Beginning
Years
Ending
313
1260
1573
533
1260
1793
606
1260
1866
755
1260
2015

This table shows the approximate dates of the rise and reign, decline and fall of the Papal Roman Empire.

The 1st period began at the conquest of Rome by Constantine in 313

The official begninng of the Papal Roman Empire can be dated to 313 AD. At the Battle of Milvian Bridge, the young Emperor Maxentius left the safety of Rome and was drowned in the Tiber.

The Battle of Milvian Bridge
The Battle of Milvian Bridge
outside Rome in 312 AD.
 

The young Emperor Maxentius was drowned in the Tiber on October 28, 212.

In January 313, the Roman Senate officially declared Constantine the first "Christian" Emperor.

This was the official beginning of the Papal Roman Empire.

 
Emperor Maxentius
Emperor Maxentius
(278–312).

Constantine had his spies in Rome and they urged Maxentius to leave the safety of the city and fight outside the walls. This was a disaster for Maxentius and he was drowned in the Tiber. Constantine's panegyrics compared Constantine to Moses, and Maxentius to Pharaoh, who was drowned in the Red Sea.

The 1st period ended with the defeat of the "Invincible" Armada!!

The first great defeat for Papal Rome came with the sinking of the "Invicible" Armada in 1588.

Defeat of the "Invincible" Armada in 1588.
Defeat of the "Invincible" Armada in 1588.
 

The defeat of the "Invincible" Armada on August 8, 1588, was the defining moment in the battle between Rome and the Reformation.

This defeat eventually led to the planting of the New Covenant Israel in the New World wilderness!!

 
Elizabeth I (1533-1603).
Elizabeth I (1533-1603).
Queen from 1558 to 1603.

The defeat of the "Invincible" Armada prepared the way for the planting of Israel in the wilderness of the New world....The British colonies or New Israel eventually became the United States.

The 2st period began at the time of Emperor Justinian in 533

533 was the next milestone in the rise of Papal Rome, with the publication of the Justinian Code.

Emperor Justinian (483-565).
Emperor Justinian (483–565).
Emperor from 527 to 565.
 

In 533, the Justinian Code was published which comprised a compilation of all the laws of the Roman Empire going back to the time of Emperor Hadrian.

This was during the reign of Pope John II.

 
Pope John II.
Pope John II.
Pope from 533 to 535.

Before Theodosius and Justinian, all Christians were called CATHOLIC or UNIVERSAL. Theodosius and Justinian restricted the term to those who followed this new Mystery of Iniquity or Saint Peter in Rome religion.

The Justinian Code was a compilation of all the laws of the Roman Empire going back to the time of Emperor Hadrian (117-138). They included the enactments of Emperors Theodosius I and Theodosius II: We desire that all peoples subject to Our benign Empire shall live under the same religion that the Divine Peter, the Apostle, gave to the Romans, and which the said religion declares was introduced by himself, and which it is well known that the Pontiff Damascus, and Peter, Bishop of Alexandria, a man of apostolic sanctity, embraced; that is to say, in accordance with the rules of apostolic discipline and the evangelical doctrine, we should believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit constitute a single Deity, endowed with equal majesty, and united in the Holy Trinity. (1) We order all those who follow this law to assume the name of Catholic Christians, and considering others as demented and insane, We order that they shall bear the infamy of heresy; and when the Divine vengeance which they merit has been appeased, they shall afterwards be punished in accordance with Our resentment, which we have acquired from the judgment of Heaven. (Justinian Code, Book I).

The second period of Papal supremacy in Western Europe ended at the time of the French Revolution.

The 2nd period ended at the era of the French Revolution

The era of the French Revolution began in 1789 and lasted until 1799. In 1797, French general Berthier marched on Rome and forced Pope Pius VI to renounce his claim to temporal power and abdicate.

General Berthier (1753 -1815).
General Berthier
(1753–1815).
 

In 1797, French general Berthier marched on Rome and entered it unopposed on February 10, 1798.

The general proclaimed a Roman Republic, and demanded that the Pope renounce his temporal power.

This was the beginning of the downfall of Papal supremacy.

 
Pope Pius VI. (1717 - 1799).
Pope Pius VI. (1717–1799).
Pope from 1776 to 1799.

On August 29, 1799, Pope Pius VI died as a prisoner of the French in the city of Valence.

The 3nd period began at the time of Emperor Phocas in 606

The next starting time for the 1260 years was 606 when Emperor Phocas declared the Pope: Universal Bishop.

Emperor Phocas .
Coin of Emperor Phocas.
Reigned from 602 to 610.
 

The next big date for the beginning of the 1260 years fell during the reign of Emperor Phocas.

In 606, the Emperor issued a decree that "the See of Blessed Peter the Apostle should be the head of all the Churches", and that the title of "Universal Bishop" belonged exclusively to Pope Boniface and his successors.

 
Pope Boniface III.
Pope Boniface III.
Pope from 606 to 607.

Here is a quote about Emperor Phocas from the "Catholic" Encyclopedia:

After his elevation to the See of Rome, Boniface obtained a decree from Phocas, against Cyriacus, Bishop of Constantinople, by which it was ordained, that "the See of Blessed Peter the Apostle should be the head of all the Churches", and that the title of "Universal Bishop" belonged exclusively to the Bishop of Rome–an acknowledgment somewhat similar to that made by Justinian eighty years before (Novell., 131, c. ii, tit. xiv). At Rome Boniface held a council, attended by seventy-two bishops and all the Roman clergy, wherein he enacted a decree forbidding anyone under pain of excommunication, during the lifetime of a pope or of a bishop, to treat of or to discuss the appointment of his successor, and setting forth that no steps were to be taken to provide for a successor until three days after the burial of the deceased. ("Catholic" Encyclopedia article, Pope Boniface III).

Because Constantinople was now New Rome, the patriarch of Constantinople saw himself as having as much right to be styled Universal Bishop as the Bishop of Rome....This immediately sowed the seeds of conflict between East and West.

The 3rd period ended in 1870

Austria and the Papal States were the main obstacles to Italian unity....In 1866, Austria was defeated by Prussia during the Austro-Prussian War, and this led to the liberation of Rome only 4 years later.

German Emperor William I (1797-1888).
German Emperor William I
(1797–1888).
Reigned from 1861 to 1888.
 

The Battle of Königgrätz, also known as the Battle of Sadowa, took place in July 1866 between Austria and Prussia.

The Prussians used many innovations learned during the U.S. Civil War to achieve an astonishing victory.

France saw Prussia as an upstart, and this led to the Franco-Prussian War 4 years later.

 
Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916).
Emperor Franz Joseph
(1830–1916).
Emperor from 1848 to 1916.

Just like the Franco-Prussian War, nobody expected the Prussians to achieve such an astonishing victory:

War followed swiftly, with Bismarck repudiating the authority of the German Confederation on 14 June and Prussian troops crossing the borders of the smaller German states two days later. Though Napoleon III envisaged a long war which France would finally settle by armed mediation, military experts in Paris and London as well as Vienna expected an Austrian victory before the autumn. (Palmer, Twilight of the Habsburgs, p. 143).

Most of the commentators on the Book of Revelation expected the end of the Papacy in 1866; to be off by just 4 years is miraculous indeed.

General Raffaele Cadorna (1815-1897).
General Raffaele Cadorna
(1815–1897).
 

On September 20, 1870, Italian general Raffaele Cadorna led the Italian army into Rome.

Pope Pius IX was the last Pope-king of the city of Rome.

Most of the commentaries on the Book of Revelation predicted the downfall of the Papacy in the year 1866.

 
Pope Pius IX (1792-1878). Pope from 1846 to 1878.
Pope Pius IX (1792–1878).
Pope from 1846 to 1878.

Most of the great scholars who studied Bible prophecy predicted the fall of the temporal power in 1866. One of the most prolific writers on Bible prophecy was Edward B. Elliott (1793-1875) who wrote a 4 volume commentary on the Book of Revelation entitled Horae Apocalypticae (Hours with the Apocalypse). His book was first published in 1844 and went through 5 editions. It was the standard work on Bible prophecy for much of the 19th century. Elliott predicted the end of the Papacy in 1866:

In the arrangement of the great calendar of prophecy, and the adjustment of our own position on it, whether nearer to the final end or less near, it is evident that the chronological predictions (I mean those which involve chronological periods) must needs demand our most particular attention. First and foremost in importance is the memorable prophecy of the 1260 years of the Beast or Antichrist, six times repeated in the Apocalyptic vision, under one or other variety of formula, and three in Daniel. This measures the Beast's reign , in recognized supremacy over the Roman Empire, during its last divided and apostatized state; or rather the reign of the Beast's last Head, Antichrist. And we have seen that, with the reflected light of that grand illustrative event of our latter day, the French Revolution, the primarily and imperfect commencement, and primary and imperfect end, of the period may be deemed to have been fixed, on strong probable evidence, to about the years A.D. 533 and 1793 respectively, at just 1260 years' interval: the one the epoch of Justinian's decree and code, which was a virtual imperial recognition of the Pope's supremacy, in his then assumed character of Christ's Vicar, or Antichrist; the other that of the French revolutionary outbreak, and new legal code, which gave to the Pope's antichristian supremacy and power a deadly blow throughout Western Christendom. At the same time that the full and complete commencement appeared on strong and peculiar historic evidence (specially that of the then risen ten diademed Romano-Gothic Papal horns) to have about synchronized with the epoch of Phocas' decree A.D. 606; and the corresponding epoch of end with the year 1866. We also saw more lately that in the last of his prophecies Daniel appended to what seemed to be the same period of the 1260 years yet a further addition of 30 and 45, or conjointly of 75 years, as if still to intervene before the times of blessedness. And hence the very important question whether these additional years are to be measured from the epoch of primary imperfect ending about A.D. 1793; or from that of full and perfect ending in 1866. (Elliott, Horae Apocalypticae, volume IIII, p. 237).

Even the Pope was alarmed at the beginning of 1866, because the Horae Apocalypticae was a bestseller throughout Europe:

I had the honour of an audience with the Pope this morning and of offering His Holiness my best wishes for the New Year. The Sovereign Pontiff, who received me with the utmost kindness and benevolence said he needed good wishes if it were true, as people said, that the year 1866 was to be fraught with danger for the Papacy, but he placed his trust in God and did not fear the evil forebodings of men. Meanwhile the Romans were very gay and there were more balls, concerts and operas than ever, which was not the case in the other capitals of Europe where everyone felt the insecurity of all things produced by the revolutionary tendency of the age. (Blakiston, The Roman Question, p. 320).

The only major geopolitical event of 1866 was the defeat of Austria by Prussia at the Battle of Sadowa. When the year passed without event at the Vatican, they relaxed and thought the worst was over.

The 4rd period began at the time of King Pepin of the Franks

The 3rd era in the rise of the Papacy began in 755. This was the official beginning of the temporal power of the Popes.

Monks writing the missive from St. Peter up in heaven.
Benedictine monks forging the missive from "St. Peter" up in heaven.
 
The temporal power of the Papal Pontiffs began in 755 with the infamous airmail letter from "Saint Peter" to King Pepin of the Franks commanding him to save Rome from the Lombards!!
 
King Pepin was astonished that St. Peter even knew about him!!
King Pepin was astonished that "St. Peter" even knew about him!!

Many of the commentators on the Book of Revelation, such as Adam Clarke and Baptist pastor John Dowling, predicted that 2015 would be a milestone in the demise of the Papacy. Here is a quote from his book written in 1840:

If, according to Adam Clarke, in 755, when the temporal sovereignty of the popes was firmly established, then they will end in 175 years, or 2015. (Dowling, An Exposition of the Prophecies, p. 191).
Based on this prediction, time is running out for the Papal dynasty.
Anti means substitute or surrogate

The word anti as used in the Greek New Testament means substitute or surrogate. In modern parlance it means IDENTITY THEFT.

Of course, someone who steals another person's identity and pretends to be that person is obviously an enemy of that person.

In Strong's Concordance, anti means substitute, in room of, or instead of:

473. anti, an-tee'; a prim. particle; opposite, i.e. instead or because of (rarely in addition to):--for, in the room of. Often used in composition to denote contrast, requital, *substitution*, correspondence, etc.But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room (Greek, anti) of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee. (Matthew 2:22).
An example of how anti is used this way can be found in the words type and antitype, which are used with respect to Bible prophecy. The "type" is the pattern or symbol, and the antitype is the fulfillment. The Jewish Passover was a "type" and the crucifixion of Jesus is the "antitype" or fulfillment of the example of the type. You substitute the antitype into the symbolism of the type to arrive at the complete meaning:

Many times in the history of the Papacy there have been ANTIPOPES....These ANTIPOPES were not atheists who sought to abolish the Papacy, but men who were rivals of the then reigning Popes, and claimed that they were the legitimate Pontiffs.

ALL the Popes claim to be God Almighty on earth!!

In the Roman Canon Law, ALL of the Popes are DOGMATICALLY DECLARED to be God Almighty upon the earth....Obviously, when you are God Almighty, your word is LAW, and you are the final judge in all matter spiritual and temporal.

Pope Leo XIII (1810 -1903).
Pope Leo XIII (1810–1903).
Pope from 1878 to 1903.
 

Pope Leo XIII was an expert in Latin Canon Law.

He was Pope #102 in Malachy's List of 112 Popes.

His coat of arms contained a comet.

 
In Malachy's Prophecies, Leo XIII was called Lumen in Coelo—A Light in the Heavens!!
In Malachy's Prophecies, Leo XIII was called Lumen in Coelo–A Light in the Heavens!!

Pope Leo XIII actually claimed to be God Almighty upon the earth.

But since We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty, who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth, and now that Our advanced age and the bitterness of anxious cares urge Us on towards the end common to every mortal, We feel drawn to follow the example of Our Redeemer and Master, Jesus Christ, who, when about to return to heaven, implored of God, His Father, in earnest prayer, that His disciples and followers should be of one mind and of one heart. (The Great Encyclical Letters of Pope Leo XIII, p. 304).

In actuality, all the Popes have claimed to be Almighty God upon the earth.

"God Almighty" carried in a sedan chair from the Sistine Chapel.
"God Almighty" carried in a sedan chair from the Sistine Chapel.
 

All the Popes claim to be God Almighty upon the earth!!

Pope Leo XIII said:

"But since We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty."

 
Antichrist carried in a procession.
Antichrist
carried in a procession.

All the Caesars from the time of Emperor Caligula claimed to be divine or gods on earth.

The Pope's Law is called Codex Juris Canonici

Obviously when you are God Almighty upon the earth, you can lay down the LAW to mere earthlings or humans....You can even make SLAVES of them if you are a malevolent DEITY.

The Popes try to rule their earthly kingdom through their legal system known as the Code of Canon Law or in Latin: Codex Juris Canonici. Most of it is still locked up in medieval Latin, and for the eyes of the hierarchy only.

Every facet of human life . . . from the cradle to the grave . . . is covered in their Code, and it is a separate legal system to the legal systems of most countries of the world.

In every country in the world where the Latin hierarchy is established, there are 2 legal systems, one claiming superiority and jurisdiction over the other. According to the authoritative Elements of Ecclesiastical Law, written by a Latin canonist, with an Imprimatur from the Latin bishop of Newark, the Pope alone is the source of all of this Canon Law.

ON THE SOURCES OF CANON LAWDE FONTIBUS JURIS CANONICI.

ART. I.

How many Sources of Canon Law are there?

7. A source or fountain is that from which something takes its origin. By sources of canon law we mean, therefore, the legislative authority of the Church; ecclesiastical laws are said to spring from their proper source when they are enacted or promulgated by those who are vested with the law-making power in the Church. In a broad sense, however, canonists, designate as sources of ecclesiastical jurisprudence all instruments that contain the law itself.

8. There are eight sources of canon law, in the strict sense of the term–that is, as forming the common and not the particular law of the Church. These sources are: 1, S. Scripture ; 2, divine tradition; 3, laws made by the Apostles; 4, teachings of the Fathers; 5, decrees of sovereign Pontiffs; 6, Ecumenical councils; 7, Roman Congregations of cardinals ; and 8, custom.

9. To these, some add "civil laws," which, however, derive all their force, so far as they are applicable to ecclesiastical matters, solely from the authority of the Church. In fact, in her judicature, the Church disdains not to adopt, at times, the mode of proceedings which is peculiar to civil courts.

10. All these sources may ultimately be reduced to onethe authority of the sovereign Pontiff. For S. Scripture and divine tradition are not, properly speaking, sources of canon law, save when their prescriptions are promulgated by the Holy See. Again, the laws established by the Apostles and the teachings of the Fathers could not become binding on all the faithful or be accounted as common laws of the Church, except by the consent and authority of Peter and his successors. In like manner, councils are not ecumenical unless confirmed by the Pope. The Roman Congregations but exercise powers conferred upon them by the Pope. Neither can custom obtain the force of universal law without the tacit sanction of the Apostolic See. Hence, all the above may appropriately be resolved into one namely, the authority of the Popes. (Smith, Elements of Ecclesiastical Law, vol. I, pp. 13-14).

There you have it, an absolute DICTATORSHIP ruling the world in the name of Christ. Rome's Canon Law is DIAMETRICALLY opposed to the U.S. Constitution and the laws of most countries of the world.

Every facet of the U.S. Constitution is condemned by the Canon Law!!

Everything we take for granted under the U.S. Constitution is CONDEMNED by the Latin Canon Law....Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, trial by jury, innocent until proven guilty etc., etc. are anathema to the Pope and his Canon Law.

The U.S. Constitution is law in this country.
The U.S. Constitution is law in this country.
 

The Latin Canon Law is based on the Corpus Juris or Body of Civil Law of Emperor Justinian.

In every country in the world where the Latin hierarchy is established, there are 2 legal systems, one claiming superiority and jurisdiction over the other.

 
The Codex Juris Canonici claims precedence over the U.S. Constitution!!
The Codex Juris Canonici claims precedence over the U.S. Constitution!!

The Vatican is actually in violation of the Monroe Doctrine because it is just a political system disguised as a religion!!

JEHOVAH is a LAWGIVER!!

JEHOVAH–the real God of the universe–does not use a substitute or share His throne with anybody:

I am JEHOVAH: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. (Isaiah 42:8).

When JEHOVAH led His people out of Egyptian bondage, the first thing he gave them was a LEGAL SYSTEM:

And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this LAW, which I set before you this day? (Deuteronomy 4:8).

JEHOVAH did NOT give his LAW to the Israelites in some obscure or DEAD LANGUAGE like Latin and command Moses to keep it a secret from all but a select few:

And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very PLAINLY. (Deuteronomy 27:8).

Since God Almighty is a Lawgiver, it is no marvel that His imitators or substitutes should endeavor to lay down their law to the entire world!!


Vital links

 

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Elliott, Rev. Edward. Horae Apocalypticae (in 4 volumes). Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 54 Fleet Street, London, 1844, 1846, 1847, 1851, 1862.

Virgil, The Aeneid. (Translated by Robert Fitzgerald). Random House, New York, 1981.

L'Huillier, Peter, The Church of the Ancient Councils. Saint Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood, New York, 1996.

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Palmer, Alan. Twilight of the Habsburgs. The Life and Times of Emperor Francis Joseph. Grove Press, New York, 1994.

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Scott, S.P.The Civil Code (in 17 volumes). The Central Trust Company, Cincinnati, 1932.

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Rabett, Rev. Reginald. LATEINOS; or, the only proper and appellative name of the Man, whose prophetical number in Greek numerals is 666. R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside, London, 1835.

Williams, Stephen & Friell, Gerard. Theodosius. The Empire at Bay. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1994.


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