Anchor 2016 Class 14
The Mark of the Beast Part 2
Man of sin
Man of Sin
The following transcript comprises the first few minutes of this Anchor 2016 Class 14 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
If you say to Roman Catholics that their church demands worship; they will tell you “we don’t demand worship, we don’t claim that the Roman Catholic Church is God.”
And my answer is simply that the Roman Catholic Church
claims the prerogatives of God, it doesn’t have to say we are God, but by claiming the prerogatives of God that’s exactly what the Roman Catholic Church is saying.
Let me give you the evidence, the clear evidence that the Roman Catholic Church, and the Pope’s in particular, and the priesthood claim to be God.
#1 In the Bible in 2nd Thessalonians 2:3,4, the man of sin, which is a prophecy about the papacy; it says that the man of sin sits in the temple of God.
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14 The Mark of the Beast Continued 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)
And if he claims to be God would he claim the right to be worshipped? Absolutely! Now let me give you additional evidence.
Pope Leo the 13th; in an encyclical letter June 20, 1894 said this, speaking about the Pope’s.
“We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.”
Furthermore; the Pope allows himself to be called the Holy Father, Jesus said call no man your father on earth, for there is one father which is your God in heaven.
So if he claims to be called Holy Father, is he claiming the prerogatives of God? He sure is, by the way that text is Matthew 23 verse 9. Furthermore, the Pope allows people to bow before him, Peter who supposedly was the first pope. When Cornelius came and bowed before him; what did Peter do? he says get up from there, I am a man, just like you are, that’s found in Acts 10: 25 and 26.
So, if the Pope allows people a bow before him, is he claiming the prerogatives of God? Yes he is; furthermore, does the papacy claim to have power to forgive sins, who only can forgive sins? God! Does the papacy claim to have changed God’s law, God’s day of worship; who only could do that? God! So is it claiming the prerogatives of God? Yes.