Some leaders in the SDA church have come up with crafty and fanciful excuses as to why they have a 501c3. But they cannot get around the prophetic implications of their deeds, not will they ever deceive the elect they spew their lies to. For it is written "We have come to a time when God's sacred work is represented by the feet of the image in which the iron was mixed with the miry clay. God has a people, a chosen people, whose discernment must be sanctified, who must not become unholy by laying upon the foundation wood, hay, and stubble. Every soul who is loyal to the commandments of God will see that the distinguishing feature of our faith is the seventh-day Sabbath. If the government would honor the Sabbath as God has commanded, it would stand in the strength of God and in defense of the faith once delivered to the saints. But statesmen will uphold the spurious sabbath, and will mingle their religious faith with the observance of this child of the papacy, placing it above the Sabbath which the Lord has sanctified and blessed, setting it apart for man to keep holy, as a sign between Him and His people to a thousand generations. The mingling of churchcraft and statecraft is represented by the iron and the clay. This union is weakening all the power of the churches. This investing the church with the power of the state will bring evil results . Men have almost passed the point of God's forbearance. They have invested their strength in politics, and have united with the papacy. But the time will come when God will punish those who have made void His law, and their evil work will recoil upon themselves" -Manuscript Releases page 63, written in 1899
SDA Church: Image of the Beast?
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Revelation 13:15, "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."
On March 7th 2006 the Bush administration put into law a brand new executive order (# 13397) that REMOVES the separation of church and state and forces all churches (with 501C3 status) to become government agencies. Strangely enough, this came almost exactly one year after Pope John Paul II said the following…
Church and State Can Cooperate, Says Pope
VATICAN CITY, MARCH 17, 2005 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II believes that the Church and state can and must collaborate in their service to the person and the common good with relations of "autonomy and difference."
Before getting into the current facts, let’s look at the past movements of the beast in Rome to see if there are any parallels. 1693 years ago, in the infancy of Rome’s prophecied power we find movements the modern day Vatican can’t help but to echo today. When you read the following historic facts, try to recall what the American Government has been doing, especially since John F. Kennedy’s instituted “blue laws” which in turn forced all government agencies to be closed on Sundays.
313AD - The so-called edict of Milan, issued jointly with his colleague Licinius, granting religious liberty to all, of whatever religious belief, and particularly mentioning the Christians. Hereafter Constantine surrounded himself with bishops, gave preference to the Christians, and issued legislation in their favor, without renouncing or persecuting paganism”
321AD – His famous Sunday law, which served to unite his Christian and pagan subjects in “the venerable day of the Sun.”
323AD or 324AD – His attainment of sole rule of the whole empire by the defeat of his last rival, the pagan Licinius, who had resumed persecution of Christians in the East; his open espousal and proclamation of Christianity about this time, and the subsequent disappearance of the sun-god and other pagan symbols from his coinage.
325 AD – His convening of the council of Nicea, which he dominated, on order to secure unity in the church; subsequently, his enforcement of that unity against heretical Christians in favor of the Catholic church.
For all these facts and much more, look into the book written by Philip Schaff called “History of the Christian church” Vol. 3, pp 30-31. Or you can find this data in “Brief bible readings for the home” pp, 367 - 368
As I have said numerous times before. Just because the pope wants the USA to form an image to itself doesn’t mean that will happen. In order for it to come to fruition you MUST have a Protestant leader stand up demand the same thing using of course a grassroots campaign. Back in October of 2002 Pat Robertson’s “Christian Coalition” held a rally in D.C. straightforwardly snubbing both the Scripture as well as the American Constitution regarding separation of church and state. Prophecy BLUNTLY states the “Lamb horned beast,” which is actually the United States Government, will make an “image to the beast” (Revelation.13:11) before Christ arrives so as to better enforce the beast’s mark upon mankind. Let’s quickly look at the facts, shall we?
The Vatican state has been both a church and a government since circa 313AD
As of March 7, 2006 the USA is now “officially” a church & state form of government
Prophecy has already blessed us with rock hard evidence as to the TRUE nature of the Vatican and its agenda. All prophecies that speak of the beast or antichrist have been proven fulfilled by the popes of Rome. For both Scriptural as well as historically documented proof on that statement, please visit my “Characteristics of Antichrist” page in the “warnings” section of the website.
Now that we know who this beast is. How can any government form an image of it? First off, it would have to obviously become a church & state entity. Still, the main image of this beast is not only about melding church & state. The true agenda behind all this is CONTROL to put it bluntly. Rome has all along gone directly, and quite openly I might add, against Christ’s suggestions regarding separating the church from the state. I have literally hundreds of articles that show Rome’s “not so hidden” agenda regarding forcing the USA Government to form an IMAGE of their form of government upon the American people and the World at large. That section of the website became so large because of all the articles that I literally had to split it into four separate pages. Some time after starting the research I decided to stop updating the page because there were far too many articles coming in. It was THAT obvious! Rome has been attacking both, the constitution as well as the church & state separation for decades. And now they have what they worked so hard for.
To top it off, just as prophecied, thanks to Pat Robertson, the protestant churches have extended a helping hand across the gulf and are now helping the government do all this for Rome! Robertson in fact leads the charge “supposedly” from outside Rome. But when you look at what Rome was doing for decades, and how they always infiltrate churches from within so as to make them into their Roman image, you now realize why Pat Robertson has pushed so hard for this removal of church and state. Truth be known, evidence has been unearthed recently proving Robertson to actually be a Catholic Jesuit. It is by his globally published fruits you can know this!
This ministry, as well as others like it, have been warning people for many years that this is Rome’s agenda all along. Prophecy is sure! As prophecied by our Lord, the Government in America has bowed to the pressure of both Rome and her friends. I have over a dozen Newsletters on this topic alone!
On March 7, George W. Bush declared in his Executive Order #13397 that all “faith based” entities in the USA fall under the title as GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. This order actually tied the Office of Homeland Security with those “faith based” churches on that day as well. This is why we saw Government spies in U.S. churches reporting back to the White House any and all preachers that spoke against the Government from their pulpits. Especially in 2004 prior to the election Bush so desperately needed to win! What they learned from those churches made their next move obvious. Since they now know the majority of the people are aware of what they’re up to, it is now the Governments job to stop the negative speaking preachers so as to calm the storm they themselves have generated and create a false sense of security as well as “peace and safety.”
FREE SPEECH WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN CHURCHES!
Agape Press News Briefs
Commentary & News Briefs Wednesday, October 2, 2002
...After a tough debate last night in the House chamber, Congressman Walter Jones' Houses of Worship Political Speech Protection Act was voted down this morning. If it had passed, the bill would have freely allowed political speech inside churches without the fear of the loss of tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. When the vote finally came in, the legislation was defeated 237-178. There were 16 abstentions. Following this action by the House, churches will remain the only place where "free speech" is not allowed in the United States
Are Political Spies in Churches?
-cbn.com, July 2, 2004
In the United States, with presidential elections only months away, political spies may be attending Sunday church services. The Kansas City Star reports that in Johnson County volunteers from a liberal group called the "Mainstream Coalition" will attend Sunday services in different churches; 100 volunteers will slip into church, trying to catch political statements from the pulpit which might violate U.S. federal law.
Since the preachers of these churches wouldn’t bow to Government strong-arming, the government had to pull the ace they had up their sleeve. When Robertson rallied in DC with 15000 supporters back in 2002 he created an obvious need before the powers that be to do as he (Rome) wanted all along. A few preachers here and there speaking out is no big problem. Rome knew this, and needed a way to make the problem worse so as to ensure their long desired agenda. So, Robertson was called upon to fan the flames so as to make those in D.C. wake up and start pushing a strict agenda against the churches. The Jesuits in the U.S. Government knew all along this day was coming when they created the 501C3 tax free status. They just wanted to speed things up for obvious reasons. (Rev. 12:12) Once the churches fell for the carrot of mammon (money) dangling before their eyes and incorporated with the state, they had no more say as to what they could or could not do, or could or could not preach. This is why we saw the sudden change in the IRS back in the 80’s regarding any and all new churches that forced them to comply with Catholic dogma if they desired tax free status. That “testing of the waters” telegraphed the obvious greed of the “preachers of filthy lucre” to those holding the strings. They knew they could play the pastors as easy as puppets because the cash they were making via the “tax break” proved to be a powerful idol to them. Now when antichristian laws pop up as prophecied, the greedy pastors have no choice but to go along. If they don’t, the IRS will remove their cherished idol and slap millions of dollars of fines and penalties on them forcing them into literal bankruptcy. Seeing how easy that was to pull off, it was a no-brainer to predict the following executive order would be penned by the Bush administration on March 7, 2006.
Executive Order: Responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security with Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to help the Federal Government coordinate a national effort to expand opportunities for faith-based and other community organizations and to strengthen their capacity to better meet America's social and community needs, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment of a Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security.
(a) The Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) shall establish within the Department of Homeland Security (Department) a Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (Center).
(b) The Center shall be supervised by a Director appointed by Secretary. The Secretary shall consult with the Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (WHOFBCI Director) prior to making such appointment. …
Sec. 2. Purpose of Center. The purpose of the Center shall be to coordinate agency efforts to eliminate regulatory, contracting, and other programmatic obstacles to the participation of faith-based and other community organizations in the provision of social and community services.
Sec. 3. Responsibilities of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. In carrying out the purpose set forth in section 2 of this order, the Center shall:
(a) conduct, in coordination with the WHOFBCI Director, a department-wide audit to identify all existing barriers to the participation of faith-based and other community organizations in the delivery of social and community services by the Department, including but not limited to regulations, rules, orders, procure-ment, and other internal policies and practices, and outreach activities that unlawfully discriminate against, or otherwise discourage or disadvantage the participation of faith-based and other community organizations in Federal programs;
(b) coordinate a comprehensive departmental effort to incorporate faith-based and other community organizations in Department programs and initiatives to the greatest extent possible;
(c) propose initiatives to remove barriers identified pursuant to section 3(a) of this order, including but not limited to reform of regulations, procurement, and other internal policies and practices, and outreach activities;
(d) propose the development of innovative pilot and demonstration programs to increase the participation of faith-based and other community organizations in Federal as well as State and local initiatives; and …
Sec. 4. Reporting Requirements.
… (ii) a summary of the technical assistance and other information that will be available to faith-based and other community organizations regarding the program activities of the agency and the preparation of applications or proposals for grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and procurement. …
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 7, 2006.
Full Article: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/03/20060307-5.html
If you have a 501C3 tax free status, you will be expected to comply with all these “rules and regulations” and any other additions they deem necessary. The government now holds the strings and there isn’t thing one you can do about it.
If you do not agree in any way shape or form with the government you will loose your tax free status and be investigated to the point where all previous years as a tax free entity will be audited and eventually rescinded. Then you, your church board, and anyone else associated with the church in the “decision” making process will be liable for back taxes, excise taxes, as well as penalties that will literally shut you down.
In short, if you are a church 20 years and are found at fault you will be financially ruined and forced into bankruptcy. Truth is they already “tested” this out recently in November of 2001 so as to educate themselves on the problems entailed in annihilating churches. This is the main topic of my “Roman Catholic IRS” page. I was also informed just the other day that some Sabbath keeping churches and ministries that fell for the 501C3 trap have in fact tried to have it removed by contacting the IRS. However, in the attempt, the IRS stated quite boldly they would fine them as well as confiscate all properties and furnishings gathered over the life of the 501C3. So, yes, this is a foothold that has become overwhelming to some! Need I state what the right thing to do is?
- Matthew 16:26, "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"
If you’re not a church yet, then you will be expected to comply with these “rules and regs,” that is of course if you seek the tax free status. Problem is, churches are already tax free according to the constitution, as well as according to the following IRS agent under oath…
The evidence as to what we are saying, though denied by most preachers, was made clear on January 24 this year in Tampa, Florida. IRS agent Melvin Blough testified in federal court that "once a church obtains the status of 501(c)(3) under the IRC they are trapped. The only way to be removed from a 501(c)(3) status is if the IRS chooses to remove the exemption. So if you dissolve the corporation and continue on as ABC church, an unincorporated church, you're still trapped in their web and under their control." He further testified that a church is automatically exempt under federal law without a 501(c)(3) designation. He also stated under oath that churches request the status just to get the governments stamp of approval. - THE TRUMPET vol. IX - Issue 6 NOV/DEC 2001
Why did the pastors fall for this? It’s because of greed, plain and simple. If you want to be able to go to the local market to buy “non ministry specific” goods without paying taxes you will need a tax free ID number. Not only are they lying when they do this, they are also going against Christ’s written will regarding the separation of church and state! The only way a church can get that tax free number is to INCORPORATE WITH THE STATE! Then the 501C3 is assured, and the tax ID number is given. That’s how the CHURCH & STATE (image of the beast) prophecy was actually fulfilled. The enforcement comes.. well... I was going to say later, but it’s actually happening NOW.
The “church & state” image of the beast has first been created behind closed doors in this country for years by those church leaders greedy enough to fall for this trap. It’s only NOW that the government is going to flex its muscles because the timing is right and hundreds of thousands of churches are in their trap. They needed a few decades of greed filled preachers and pastors to go for the “extra” money they save in taxes. Now almost ALL churches are INCORPORATED WITH THE STATE! And if you are a government agency, and a 510C3 tax free status actually makes you a government agency, then you too MUST comply with the rules and regs. And if you don’t… well, read this…
The Taxman Goes to Church
Why is the IRS in the business of reading sermons?
from THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Editorial Page
Friday, August 25, 2006 12:01 a.m. EDT
When the Rev. George F. Regas delivered a sermon opposing the Iraq War in All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Calif., two days before the 2004 presidential election, he expected to upset a few members of the congregation. Instead, he seems to have upset the Internal Revenue Service, which began an investigation that is still under way. All Saints isn't the only church to fall out of the good graces of the IRS.
Under the 1954 Revenue Act, 501(c)(3) organizations risk losing their tax-exempt status if they "participate in, or intervene in . . . any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for political office." Over the past two years scores of organizations have faced scrutiny for allegedly mixing their political convictions with their religious ones. And this summer the IRS expanded a program it first launched in 2004 to take direct aim at political advocacy inside houses of worship.
The new crackdown, which the IRS calls the Political Activity Compliance Initiative, has so far put some 15,000 nonprofits--mostly churches--on notice that preaching politics puts them at risk of audits, fines or, in some cases, the loss of tax-exempt status. The IRS has also announced it will no longer wait for complaints to come in, but will instead take action "to prevent violations." It will be reviewing the content of sermons, it says, as well as the financial books of religious organizations. The free exercise of religion could now come with a hefty bill.
Antiwar Sermon Brings IRS Warning
By Patricia Ward Biederman and Jason Felch, Times Staff Writers
The Internal Revenue Service has warned one of Southern California's largest and most liberal churches that it is at risk of losing its tax-exempt status because of an antiwar sermon two days before the 2004 presidential election. … On June 9, the church received a letter from the IRS stating that "a reasonable belief exists that you may not be tax-exempt as a church. "The federal tax code prohibits tax-exempt organizations, including churches, from intervening in political campaigns and elections. The letter went on to say that "our concerns are based on a Nov. 1, 2004, newspaper article in the Los Angeles Times and a sermon presented at the All Saints Church discussed in the article." The IRS cited The Times story's description of the sermon as a "searing indictment of the Bush administration's policies in Iraq" and noted that the sermon described "tax cuts as inimical to the values of Jesus." As Bacon spoke, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a co-celebrant of Sunday's Requiem Eucharist, looked on.
Many more articles then this can and have been posted proving as these two prove. Now I agree that we need to keep church & state separate. However, notice the hypocrisy here. The government has had religious laws (blue laws) for decades. These laws force all their agencies to be closed on “religious” holidays, of which “Sunday” is now considered one. Now yes I know full well Sunday is not the Sabbath, but they think it is a religious day. They place “in God we trust” on Federal Reserve Notes. They have crosses covering all military cemeteries. They have “mangers” on government property every December 25th. The list goes on and on as to how much Constantine’s suggestions have been taken to heart. What is obvious to me is that the government says we must remove separation when it benefits them, and then they allow it when it benefits them as well. It’s always a win win situation with those in power.
So.. how is this a bad thing? Looking back in history we find that mixing religion with civil power always ends in disaster. With their new found power back in the dark ages the Vatican killed over 500 million innocent men, women and children simply because they could. With the power of the church being backed by the power of the land, you end up with absolute power. With that said, how long will it be before we begin to see the U.S. Government being solicited by the “Vaticanized” churches to help them in enforcing their “moral” or “religious” agenda? Not long it seems…
Church and State Unite Against Divorce
Clergy and state government leaders in Oklahoma are trying to curb the state's high divorce rate. Anthony Jordan, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, and other faith leaders, along with the governor, recently signed a community marriage policy. The policy prevents a clergy member from marrying a couple that has not undergone premarital counseling. -AdventistReview.org, April 13, 2005
L.A. parishes work with police to cut crime, make neighborhoods safe
May 28, 2003 - LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Los Angeles Catholic churches are among groups playing a critical role in training residents to organize around their concerns about safe neighborhoods, develop strategies and work with police to combat crime. In April, some 200 residents, religious leaders and area police gathered at a community center south of downtown Los Angeles near St. Vincent Church to discuss safety plans for their crime-ridden neighborhood.
Chicago Suburb Battles Crime With Clergy
May 30, 2003
By Brandon Loomis
Associated Press Writer
HARVEY, Ill. (AP) - The mayor of this crime-ridden Chicago suburb says the town needs help that conventional forces cannot render. So he has turned to six Christian ministers, one for each ward. In a move that worries civil libertarians, Mayor Eric Kellogg has appointed the volunteer chaplains to comfort crime victims and promote neighborhood activism in the poverty-stricken town of 30,000. Kellogg said the ministers' unpaid duties do not violate the separation of church and state because they do not proselytize. "We're not dealing with separation. We're dealing with collaboration," Kellogg said Wednesday. The American Civil Liberties Union worries that a line has nonetheless been crossed. "Our major concern is that this really amounts to a government promotion of religious values, and a particular religious value," said Ed Yohnka, spokesman for the group's Chicago office. "When you have a tragedy, there are many people who would turn to their faith. The question is whether government should be sending someone out there to promote their particular faith."
Now do you see how easy Sunday laws will be enforced? There are more articles of course of churches seeking civil powers to help them. But this smattering should be enough to illustrate that yes, the churches are looking to the civil powers already for assistance just as Rome has always done. They are following Rome’s lead on this one so as to enforce their religious ideas on the masses, and in so doing they are creating the image of the beast all the way down to its desire to use FORCE! Need I remind you of this “follow the leader” mentality and how forced many into early graves back in the 1600’s?
"Every man and woman shall repair in the morning to the divine service and sermons preached upon the Sabbath (Sunday), and in the afternoon to divine service, and catechizing, upon pain for the first fault to lose their provision and the allowance for the whole week following; for the second, to lose the said allowance and also be whipped; and for the third to suffer death."!!! -Laws, and Orders, Divine, Politique, & Martial For the Colony in Virginia: first established by Sir Thomas Gates, Knight, Lieutenant - General, the 24th of May, 1610
A word of warning… Please don’t think that just because you’re not a pastor or a preacher that you’re safe in these “government” funded “faith based” 501C3 churches. Since they are “faith based funded” you are now being watched and reported on by the church staff. If they refuse to do so, they will in fact loose their faith based funding and are then placed in certain financial jeopardy. The money they can loose far outweighs their loyalty to you, your spouse or your children! You alone will suddenly become the problem, and seeing how real Christians love to preach TRUTH, you will be dis-fellowshipped. But not before being “tagged” a subversive worthy of observation by big brother.
Biblical fact is, Jesus Himself declared the following…
- Luke 20:25, "And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's."
The government seeks taxes which are in fact money, (mammon) and the things of God are most assuredly not money. With that said, is it not written…
- Matthew 6:24, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
Yet the following United States Representative states Jesus LIED?
Rep. Harris: Church-state separation 'a lie'
POSTED: 5:37 p.m. EDT, August 28, 2006
MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a religious journal that separation of church and state is "a lie" and God and the nation's founding fathers did not intend the country be "a nation of secular laws."
…Harris made the comments -- which she clarified Saturday -- in the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention, which interviewed political candidates and asked them about religion and their positions on issues.
Separation of church and state is "a lie we have been told," Harris said in the interview, published Thursday, saying separating religion and politics is "wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers." -Copyright 2006 The Associated Press.
The Christian bible easily exposes this woman to be a liar. However, seeing how there is already a prophecied famine in the land of people refusing to open bibles. (Amos 8:11) This “assumed” educated politician will be considered intelligent and therefore trustworthy. She may be intelligent in matters of the state, but matters of the eternal truth she is far lacking indeed. Still, many will place their trust in her over Scripture simply because the prophecy states their bibles are dust collectors and they have a massive lack of knowledge. In other words, if you don’t read the warning signs you will blindly fall in the pit. And for those that do see her as a liar, if they speak up they are either financially ruined or dis-fellowshipped and placed under governmental observation. And it is ALL perfectly legal.
By the way, this same Congresswoman stated the following just two days before stating the previous...
Congresswoman: Elect Christians or "legislate sin"
The Orlando Sentiel, August 26, 2006
By Jim Stratton
Rep. Katherine Harris, a Florida Republican who is seeking a U.S. Senate seat, said this week that God did not intend for the United States to be a "nation of secular laws" and that a failure to elect Christians to political office will allow lawmaking bodies to "legislate sin."
…Harris said her religious beliefs "animate" everything she does, including her votes in Congress. She then warned voters that if they do not send Christians to office, they risk creating a government that is doomed to fail.
Full article http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003226852_harris26.html
Now I too believe that people of faith should be our leaders. But if they are TRUE people of faith they would know what Jesus meant when He declared a separation of church and state was necessary. Has this woman never read about Rome’s rampage during the dark ages using the church and state form of government to kill over 500 million Christians that refused to do as “the state religion deemed holy?” With that said, what do you suppose will be the end result of Congresswoman Katherine Harris’ animated voting process?
“If we believe religion is true, we should be reintroducing a criminal penalty for those who fail to attend church on Sunday” -Daily Independent 4-11-98 -Sara Maitland "On the issues of belief"
Before closing, which religion do you suppose will be considered the global authority or which leader on earth will receive primacy in such matters of the “faith?”
Cardinal Kasper to unveil new work on papal primacy
Vatican, Oct. 11, 2004 (CWNews.com) - Cardinal Walter Kasper (bio - news), the president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, will unveil a new work this week: a book entitled The Petrine Ministery, containing the work of both Catholic and Orthodox scholars.
The book, for which Cardinal Kasper served as editor, contains presentations delivered at a May 2003 symposium in Rome. Responding to an invitation from Pope John Paul II (bio - news)), who had called for new reflections on the proper exercise of papal authority, the symposium brought together a dozen theologians, equally divided between Catholic and Orthodox, to discuss papal primacy.
Pope Explains Primacy of Peter via Scripture
Draws From Gospels and Acts of the Apostles
VATICAN CITY, JUNE 7, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI used the Gospels and other biblical passages to explain how Christ entrusted a pre-eminent role to Peter among the apostles, to guarantee unity in the Church. Addressing the 50,000 people gathered today in St. Peter's Square for the weekly general audience, the Pope dedicated a third catechesis to the figure of the fisherman from Galilee, presenting Peter on this occasion as "the rock on which Christ founded the Church." "Let us pray," the Holy Father said, "so that the primacy of Peter, entrusted to poor human beings, may always be exercised in this original sense desired by the Lord, so that it will be increasingly recognized in its true meaning by brothers who are still not in communion with us." -ZE06060705
Amazing how EVERY prophecy of Antichrist points right back to Rome isn’t it!? With all these new laws in place, with all these so called “Protestant” leaders bowing to Rome, with the image of the beast secured in both the government as well as all “501C3” churches, one can easily see how easy this prophecy is to be fulfilled…
- "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."-Revelation 13:15
SPEAK = LEGISLATE LAW
CAUSE = ENFORCE LAW
The 501C3 was obviously a trap. Preachers with understanding of the end time prophecies have been stating that very fact for just over 5 decades now. Problem is, the monetary greed of the other preachers far outweighed the concrete evidence they peered into. Now this small insignificant “tax free” foothold has become a snare they could never imagine. It is so overwhelming and so massive now that even if they wanted to they simply cannot break free of it without an absolute financial disaster. Especially if they have become a large church and have been around for a few years. If they refuse to comply with the Federal Government on this one, the families of the church board will be financially ruined guaranteed.
Yes, once again, Satan has been able to dangle the “almighty dollar” before the eyes of the weak so as to claim his prey! And all prophecy had to say in warning was…
- Revelation 13:14, "And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live."
The Seventh Day Adventist church admits it is a 501C3 Government entity. In fact they blunbtly display fear loosing their "tax free" status and rightly so. Loosing it means decades of back taxes, excise taxes, and penalties for all on the church board!
THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE SDA CHURCH:
Church trademarks, such as "Seventh-day Adventist," "Adventist," and "Ministry," may be used only in connection with denominational ministries and non-commercial activities of approved lay and professional groups. Use of these trademarks shall be controlled by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists through its Trademark Committee. Church trademarks shall not be used in any manner that will jeopardize the Church's tax-exempt status. -source ~ http://www.adventist.org/namelogo.html
The Lord doesn’t need to explain the details, because doing so would give the wicked the upper hand. Only those seeking truth would dig deep enough to discover it. Our Lord just needed to inform us they would do it. How it comes to fruition has become plain enough now. John 14:29 becomes a glaring beacon for those that trusted Christian prophecy all along now doesn’t it? Some won’t believe until AFTER the fulfillment. I say, so be it. Better late then never eh?
Are you ready? Are you sure?