SIGNS OF THE TIMES – Mark of the Beast, That No Man Might Buy Or Sell

There’s much speculation in our modern day church about the mark of the beast and not being able to buy or sell, but we don’t hear anything about Rome’s history of prohibiting true Christians from buying and selling.  The reason for Rome’s actions?  Because the true Christians rejected Rome’s perverted gospel. If we born again Christians had lived in times past, we too would have been restricted from buying and selling.  Many in days gone by stood firm in their faith and suffered the dire consequences, … persecution and martyrdom. Will history repeat itself?

Some interesting history …

Revelation 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, except he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Gill:

In a civil sense, as to trade, and exercise merchandise, and this was forbidden by several Popish councils and synods; the Lateran council, under Pope Alexander, decreed against the Waldenses and Albigenses, that no one should presume to retain or encourage them in their houses or countries, or “trade” with them; and the synod of Tours in France forbid any reception of heretics, or protection, and that any communion should be had with them “in buying and selling”, as Mr. Mede has observed; and it was ordered by a bull of Pope Martin the Fifth, that no contract should be made with such, and that they should not follow any business and merchandise:

Barnes:

The manifest aim of the papacy, in all its history, has been to control the world, and to get dominion over its wealth, in order that it might accomplish its own purposes. But, besides this, there have been numerous specified acts more particularly designed to control the business of “buying and selling.” It has been common in Rome to prohibit, by express law, all traffic with heretics.

Thus a canon of the Lateran council, under Pope Alexander III., commanded that no man should entertain or cherish them in his house or land, or traffic with them (Hard. vi., 2:1684).

The synod of Tours, under the same Pope Alexander, passed the law that no man should presume to receive or assist the heretics, no, not so much as to exercise commerce with them in selling or buying. And so, too, the Constance council as expressed in Pope Martin’s bull (Elliott, vol. 3, pp. 220, 221).

Matthew Poole:

And that no man might buy or sell: this the popish church effects by its excommunications; it was begun in the council of Lateran, anathematizing all who entertained any of the Waldenses, or traded with them; and the late learned bishop of Armagh, in his book Deu Successione Ecclesiae, hath given us an account of such a canon of a synod in France, which in express terms forbade any commerce with heretics in buying or selling. Paraeus tells us Pope Martin the Fifth hath best interpreted this prophecy, in his bull added to the council of Constance, where he prohibits Roman Catholics to suffer (allow) any heretics to have any dwellings in their countries, or to make any bargains, or use any trades, or to perform to them any civil offices.

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SIGNS OF THE TIMES – Ignorance Of Church History

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rome has a murderous history that is pretty much covered up today. We know about the evils of slavery, and we know about the horror of the holocaust, but we are ignorant about Rome’s murderous persecuting history of true Christians. Will history repeat itself?

MARTYRS MIRROR

FOXES BOOK OF MARTYRS

Luke 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

False prophets unite with Roman Catholics and call them brethren instead of evangelizing them. False prophets are very popular and highly exalted.

I know who is telling the truth about Catholic doctrine, and I know who is lying, because “I lived Catholic doctrine” until the Lord brought me out … blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. (Psalm 72:19)

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SIGNS OF THE TIMES – Baptist Pastor Visits Convent

This Pastor DID PREACH the Gospel to a Roman Catholic Nun.  True love preaches the Gospel to the Roman Catholic, rather than joining them in fellowship and calling them brethren.  Calling the Roman Catholic brethren … a rapidly growing apostasy in today’s so called Protestant churches.

Read post at link … Baptist Pastor Visits Convent

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SIGNS OF THE TIMES – A Southern Baptist And Three Roman Catholics

Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

What’s wrong with this picture?

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Rick Warren – Southern Baptist

Book endorsement by Rick Warren …

“The mission of Tom Peterson and Catholics Come Home to bring souls home to Jesus and the church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this New Evangelization project.”
—Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life

Source:  Amazon

Lou Holtz – Roman Catholic

Interview with Lou Holtz …
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Question:  “What are your top memories from Notre Dame?”
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Answer:  “Every single day being there was very special because there were so many opportunities to encounter and live out the Catholic faith. Mass and confession were always available, and you could pray the Rosary at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, which is a smaller-sized replica of the original in France.”
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Question:  “You’ve stated there’s nothing the Catholic Church teaches that you don’t believe.”
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Answer:  “I think the Catholic Church is infallible when it comes to religious principles [on faith and morals]. That’s what I was taught by the Sisters of Notre Dame growing up, and I believe that to this day.”
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Source:  National Catholic Register, A Service of EWTN
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan – Roman Catholic
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Podcast by Cardinal Timothy Dolan …
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“Roman Catholic Cardinal, Timothy Dolan, praises the Council of Trent, which contains over 100 curses against protestants!
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Cardinal Dolan is the Pastor of the well known St Patricks Cathedral in New York City. Cardinal Dolan recently spoke about the Catholic Council of Trent (1545-1563) on his radio podcast, and he described that Council as a response to the ‘challenges of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation’ and also as ‘an amazingly effective Council.’  You can listen to an excerpt from Cardinal Dolan’s Podcast here. Many people do not realize that everything that went on at the Council of Trent, including ALL of those curses were upheld by the Council of Vatican II.”
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Roma Downey – Roman Catholic
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Roma Downey, a devout Roman Catholic, prays the entire rosary on the the “free bonus meditation CD” that comes with book entitled “Practical Praying”. The author of the book is John Edward, an internationally acclaimed psychic medium.
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SIGNS OF THE TIMES – Antichrist, Jesuit Futurism, Dispensationalism

I find this amazing.  Wow.  

F. Roy Coad, the Brethren historian, claims to trace John Nelson Darby’s views back to the works of a Jesuit, Francesco Ribera of the sixteenth century, whose writings were later popularized in the nineteenth century by another Spanish Jesuit, Manuel Lacunza.”  Stephen Sizer

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“In order to remove the papacy of the Catholic Church from consideration as the Antichrist (as an act of countering the Protestant Reformation), Francisco Ribera began writing a lengthy (500 page) commentary in 1585 on the Book of Revelation … proposing that the first few chapters of Revelation apply to ancient pagan Rome, and the rest he limited to a yet future period of 3½ literal years, immediately prior to the second coming.” Wikipedia

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