|Revelation 13:4,12 |
4 And they worshipped the dragon who gave power to the beast; and they worshipped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"1 [All the world worships the dragon, who is Satan, the god of this world who excuses sin for some religious act: a special prayer, special food, washings, meditation, a contribution, service to the poor, etc. — giving man the license to live however he chooses in his lusts and pride. The world thinks they are worshipping the one true God, but they have been deceived and so are worshipping Satan instead.]
12 And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.2
2 I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. This beast looks like a lamb, but speaks from the devil. It is from the earth: the traditions and things of men. This is the spirit that powers the false church, that looks like Christ's church, but whose words come from the carnal mind of man, which is from the devil, rather than words from the Spirit of God. This beastly spirit, deceived all men on the earth to worship an image of the first beast; the image being a religion that reflected many of the same religious practices of the heathens, (ceremonies, rituals, pomp, pageantry, money). And anyone who did not worship that image, was killed. The Roman sect made Hitler's Gestapo look like amateurs. Anyone who had not taken "the eucharist," (bread and wine supposedly made holy, the eating of which in mass constituted a sacrifice for sin, thus denying Christ's one, lasting sacrifice), or had not confessed their sins to a priest in the last 120 days, was a heretic and examined with murderous torture in the Inquisition. Anyone with a Baliff helping them could search for hetetics anywhere. The priests were required to frequently search all suspected houses and lands in cities and country for concealed heretics. If a heretic did not die from the torture of the inquistion, like vermin he was "delivered to the secular tribunal to be exterminated thereby from the world by death." The Roman sect's inquisitions and slaughters throughout Europe in the Middle Ages (800 AD to 1500 AD) murdered nine million souls, accused of witchcraft.
From the Word of the Lord within:
"It might be seen that any man who was out of compliance or
conformance with the Catholic church was killed."
Protestants killed and murdered throughout Europe too. The founder of the Episcopal sect, Henry VIII, had 72,000 people killed, mostly Roman Catholics. The Peasants War in Germany, led by Luther-inspired religious despots, raped, plundered and killed 100,000 of the nobility and Roman Catholics. This was followed by the Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Baptists, and Congregationalists of England and America who in 50 years imprisoned over ten thousand Quakers and killed over 869 Quakers in the 17th Century, including three men and a woman hung in Boston by the Bible-believing Puritans. The beast (with many names) was given power to overcome the saints. The false church, the whore of Babylon, was drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.
This beast caused the all the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, who is powered by the devil; and so all the earth is still worshiping the dragon, or the devil. Now, the whole world, thinking they are worshiping God, is worshiping the devil; all the world's religions worship a God who overlooks their sinful hearts full of evil, based on some ritual, ceremony, prayer, contribution, deed, etc. Even Christendom worships Satan impersonating Jesus! How so? Because the false Jesus they worship excuses all manner of sin; the false Jesus they worship is going to marry a bride who is full of adultery, covetousness, anger, lust, profane language, lies, etc. Their false Jesus allows them to live their life in sin until they die, and then is supposedly going to embrace them into heaven. Their false Jesus makes sin easier, by supposedly making sin, guilt free. Their false Jesus embraces sin and evil. Their false Jesus says, you can live however you please, making decisions for yourself based on what you think is good and bad. People, this is a description of the devil who told Eve she would be like God, knowing good and evil. This false Jesus is a god who approves of man walking after the imagination of his own heart, which is worse than worshipping wooden and stone idols, Jer 16:11-12. This false Jesus approves of man being his own God. This is not the real Jesus.
Jesus is holy and pure. The bride of Jesus must be holy and pure too. Jesus said: Sin no more! and Repent or perish! [to lose your soul]. And Jesus said, If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell. Mark 9:43,45,47-48. Jesus is desperately trying to tell us that to enter the Kingdom and escape hell, sin has to go. He knew false ministers with false gospels promising freedom to continue to sin would arise after he left. Changes in our heart through the missing cross to purity can take away the desire of the hand, foot, and eye to cause us to sin.
Without holiness, no one will see the Lord. Heb 12:14. So then those who are in the flesh cannot please God. For if you live after the flesh, you will die; but if through the Spirit you mortify [put to death] the deeds of the body, you will live. Rom 8:8,13. And Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh [the sinful nature] with its passions and desires [lusts and affections]. Gal 5:24. And You can be sure: No sexually immoral, or impure, or covetous person, who is an is idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with vain words. For because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Eph 5:5-6. So all of the 41,000 sects of Christendom, who allow their members to keep sinning until death, are worshipping the devil, who wears a Jesus nametag. Paul warned us about "different Jesus'" and different gospels. 2 Cor 11:4.