Anchor 2016 Class 12
The Image of and to The Beast Part 2
Image to the Beast
Image to the Beast
The following transcript comprises the first few minutes of this Anchor 2016 Class 12 presentation by Pastor Stephen Bohr. I welcome you to this page and pray that you might find the videos in this series as enlightening and informative as I have found them.
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Pastor Stephen Bohr
By uniting church and state when our Constitution, the First Amendment to the Constitution strictly forbids the union of church and state.
We would like to deal with a few of those matters and answer that question in our session this afternoon, we want to go back to where we were when we ended our last session, and we noticed that the United States rose up providentially; in other words this nation didn’t simply arise because it fought with another nation, or by accident.
This nation was raised by God for a providential reason; and that is so that there would be a center from where present truth in these last days could be taken to the world, and that is exactly what has happened.
12 The Image of and to the Beast Anchor Bible Study Secrets Unsealed
12 The Image of and to the Beast Anchor Bible Study Secrets UnsealedStudy Notes Available at: http://www.secretsunsealed.org/produc... Will Your Anchor Hold In The Coming Storm? Topics Covered in “The Great Prophecies of Daniel & Revelation” Class – taught by Pastor Bohr 385 pages Notes on Revelation 13 Church and State in Revelation 13: The Background of Daniel 2 Lessons from the Jewish Harlot of Christ’s Day Notes on Revelation 12 Comments on Revelation 13:1-10 Revelation’s Land Beast The Image of and to The Beast The Number of the Beast: 666 The Beast, His Image and His Number: The Old Testament Background The Mark of the Beast The Seal of the Living God Changing the Ordinance A Day to Remember: The Sabbath from Eden to Eden Reflections on Daniel 11 Decoding the Mysteries of Revelation 17 The Last Link in the Prophetic Chain Christ and Antichrist Catholics Protestants and Worldlings Reflections on the Pope’s Agenda WHAT IS ANCHOR? Anchor is a seminary-level course of study on the fundamentals of Seventh-day Adventist theology, taught by Pastor Stephen Bohr and guest theologians. Registration fee includes required text books and lecture handouts. Each student is responsible for his/her own daily meals, accommodations and transportation. ANCHOR’S MISSION STATEMENT The mission of ANCHOR is to settle students into the Truth both intellectually and spiritually so that they cannot be moved and to provide the theological skills to share with others the reason for the hope that is in them. “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:19-20 “Many who embraced the third message had not had an experience in the two former messages. Satan understood this, and his evil eye was upon them to overthrow them; but the third angel was pointing them to the most holy place, and those who had had an experience in the past messages were pointing them the way to the heavenly sanctuary. Many saw the perfect chain of truth in the angels’ messages, and gladly received them in their order, and followed Jesus by faith into the heavenly sanctuary. These messages were represented to me as an anchor to the people of God. Those who understand and receive them will be kept from being swept away by the many delusions of Satan.” Early Writings, p. 256 (emphasis supplied)
I want to review some things about the two horns. The two horns represent civil and religious liberty, and behind that idea is the idea of two kingdoms in the United States, the church and the state.
Now much is being said in evangelical circles these days that Americans need to be patriotic, and they need to be Christian, and in order to be patriotic they say you have to have the government support religion through things like inscriptions on our currency, like school vouchers to send our kids to sectarian schools, like implementing school prayer in our schools, like having the government give us money for charitable choice, religious displays on government property.
You know they say that would show that you are Christian, and that you are patriotic at the same time, but as we have already seen; to separate the affairs of the church and the state is Christian, because that’s what Jesus did. He said “render to Caesar that which is Caesars, and to God that which is God’s”, so in order to be Christian you would have to have the same view that Jesus Christ had.
Now it is also patriotic to separate church and state, and you say why? Because the founding fathers of the United States separated church and state, and so it is patriotic, and Christian to believe in the separation of church and state. In fact it would be anti-Christian and anti-patriotic to unite church and state; because it would be contrary to what Jesus taught, and it would also be contrary to what the founding fathers taught.