20. The Image of the Beast

A Great Blasphemy

Before the Nicene Creed, all believers understood that the Spirit of Christ was the Word in the Old Testament, and the Spirit of God, was the holy spirit that Christ poured out on the Day of Pentecost.

After the Nicene Creed, Trinitarian philosophers created a model of God that said the Spirit of Christ, and the spirit of God, were the same holy spirit, who was a third person in the Bible.

But this was a great blasphemy.

The Spirit of Christ was the firstborn Spirit, who became as much better than the Angels when He became the first Son of God.

John prophesied the mark and image of the beast would coincide with the fall of Rome

In Revelation 13:1, the power of the beast, represented by the diadems, moved from the seven heads to the ten Horns, the Ten states of Europe. Verse 3 explains that one of the beast’s heads was crushed. This of course, referred to the fall of the Roman Empire, through the Gothic war of 376 to 382.

In verses 14 to 17, John described the two great blasphemies enforced during this time: The changing of the Sabbath Day to Sunday, and the Trinity Doctrine.

Daniel explained the mark and image of the beast

These great blasphemies were prefigured in the Book of Daniel. In Chapter 6, we read about the Law that could not be changed, not even by the King. But in Chapter 7, we learn that the beast will even intend to change time and law.

The beast caused all men to receive a mark on their right hand or their forehead; those who did not receive the mark could neither buy nor sell (Revelation 13:16-17).  The meaning of this goes back to Exodus 13:9: “and it shall be a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder on your forehead, that the Law of the Lord shall be in your mouth.”

After 382, those who kept God’s commandment to observe the Sabbath Day, endured a variety of economic sanctions by the Church and State. They “could neither buy nor sell” unless they received the mark of the beast.

In Daniel Chapter 3, King Nebuchadnezzar, who became the beast in Chapter 4, forced everyone to worship an image or they would be killed.

Causing as many as would not worship the image to be killed

The false prophet “deceived those on earth, to make an image to the beast … even causing as many as would not worship the image to be killed” (Revelation 13:14-15).  John described the beast as the combination of a lion, a leopard, and a bear. This combination of three animals as one beast, could not have been a better representation of the three-person god of the Trinity.

The Trinity doctrine was enforced by capital punishment, from Constantine in 325 AD.

In the sixth Century, the Trinity was propagated by the sword against Arian believing states.

In the seventh Century, Muhammad accused the Christians of departing from the Bible. The Christian states of the East converted to Islam, and the deaths continued as the Pope sent his forces against them.

Daniel said the King of the North would “have no regard for the God of his fathers,” “he shall come against the strongest of fortresses, with a foreign god that he shall acknowledge” (Daniel 11:37,39). The fortresses of Islam were the strongest in the world.

John prophesied that four horses, white, red, black, and green, the four colours of Islam, would bring terror to God’s people in a fourth of the earth, Europe.

In 1198, Pope Innocent the 3rd, declared:

“Anyone who attempts to construe a personal view of God which conflicts with church dogma must be burned without pity.” (Papal Bull)

The deaths continued until the Reformation, when Michael Servetus, the Spanish theologian who opposed the Trinity, was burned on his own books, by the Protestants.

The famous 18th Century French writer Voltaire estimated that 50 million deaths were caused by the three-person god, from 325 to 1707.

But, the most horrifying truth of the three-person god is that it was entirely a man-made image, created by philosophers.