As the spate of uncertainty continues in the then Roman Empire, which makes Henry Moss to succinctly state even so it is very important to remember that in the eyes of the contemporaries the Roman Empire was still one and indivisible. He adds it would have been considered as falsehood the idea at that time to speak of either Eastern and or Western empire because the two blocs were still thought of as “the Eastern, or Western part (partes orinteis vel occidentis). Therefore, Rome has to devise a means to stabilize the administration of the whole empire by tightening her grip on the Vatican City and to that extent, the entire Christendom. First, it is to have a firm grip on the Christendom that makes the Emperor Constantine whose profession of being a Christian is highly debatable not only to decriminalize Christian worship but to make Christianity a Roman State Religion. Secondly, it is the same reason that brings Pope Gregory 1 the Great into the equation. The Good News Bible provided a background revelation to the intrigues surrounding appointments and consecrations of Popes in the Vatican City, when it records that Saint John in the Book of Revelation reveals he saw another beast coming up out of the earth, which has two horns like the horns of a lamb and or candor of the Lord Jesus Christ that speaks like a dragon, Lucifer the Devil.
Continuing, our working Bible highlights, “It used the vast authority of the first beast in its presence. It forced the earth and all who live on it to worship the first beast, whose wound had healed. The second beast performed great miracles: it made fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the sight of everyone. And it deceived all the people living on earth by means of the miracles which it was allowed to perform in the presence of the first beast. The beast told them to build an image in honor of the beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was allowed to breathe life into the image of the first beast, so that the image could talk and put to death all those who would not worship it. The beast forced all the people, small and great, rich and poor, slave and free, to have a mark placed on their right hands or on their foreheads. No one could buy or sell unless he had this mark, that is, the beast’s name or the number that stands for the name. This calls for wisdom. Whoever is intelligent can work out the meaning of the number of the beast, because the number stands for a man’s name. Its number is 666.” Rev. 13: 11-18.
You will recall Cross of Calvary Foundation – ccfn Inc has already highlights among others that for the purposes of this exercise that she shall concentrate on the emperors that reined within 14 AD through to 590 AD because the period marks an inglorious era in the history of the Christendom in general and the Vatican City in particular. Inglorious in the sense that it marks the beginning of the control of the Vatican and to a large extent the entire Christendom by the successive Roman Emperors by means of a promulgated Dogma and or Catholicism, which Tim Stanley recently reports in an article in the Telegraph Media Group Limited 2016 that not even His Holiness, Pope Francis has the power to change.
The Wikipedia in a subtitle, antichrist, another name for Man of Sin associated with Prophet Daniel’s “Little Horn” and Saint John’s Beast (Rev. 13), under the broad title, Catholicism, sought to apply other expressions to the antichrist such as “the abomination of desolation,” mentioned by Christ (Matt. 24: 15), the “king of a most fierce countenance,” in Gabriel’s explanation of the Little Horn of Daniel 8. He adds Irenaeus was not very clear how “the sacrifice and the libation shall be taken away” during the “half-week,” or three and one-half years of the reign of the antichrist.
Among others and most importantly, the free encyclopedia avows Irenaeus is the first of the Church fathers to consider the mystic number “666.” It records while the Church father, Irenaeus, profiles some solutions to unravel the mystical number “666” but that his interpretation was very much reserved. That cautiously, the Church father writes “but knowing the sure number declared by Scripture that is six hundred and six, let them await, in the first place, for the division of the kingdom into ten, then, in the next place, when those kings are reigning and beginning to set their affairs in order, and advance their kingdom into ten [let them learn] to acknowledge that he who shall come claiming the kingdom for himself and shall terrify those men of whom we have been speaking, have a name containing the aforesaid number, namely, is truly the abomination of the desolation.” Adding although the Church father did speculates “upon three names to symbolize the mystical number, namely Euanthas, Teitan and Lateinos, however, were satisfied with the belief that the antichrist would arise in the future.” He adds the antichrist shall arise after the fall of “Rome” and then the meaning of the number “666” as you are about to witness shall be revealed.
To a little bit expatiate on the Church father, Irenaeus’ profiles to unravel the mystical number “666” but that we read his interpretation was very much reserved, we crave your indulgence to define the word antichrist. Defining it, one of our working data, 21st Century Dictionary, defines antichrist as an opponent of Christ and or the great opponent of Christ and Christianity, which the early Church expects to apply to the Pope. Therefore, falling back to his advice that “let them learn” what the “Ten Horns of the Beast” are, kindly study the title, The Christianity and Catholicism to know more about the various ten horns, which are crowns or dynasties and the seven heads that constitute the frame-works, as slightly amended about fifty years ago within which any reigning emperor or pope rules, which His Holiness, Pope Francis recently commemorated. As was earlier pointed out, it is noteworthy to find that not all the Seven Ecumenical Councils are universally recognized as ecumenical. We found the Church of the East accepts only the first two while the Oriental Orthodoxy accepts only three. While Montrinitarian, such as Oneness Pentecostals, Unitarians, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Quakers, Christadelphians and Jehovah’s Witnesses reject the teachings of all the Seven Councils.
… To be continued