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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Date Posted:
1/24/2002

Contents
Introduction
Scripture Prophecy
Cloud of Witnesses
Historic Creeds
The Term 'Antichrist'
Antichrist Portrayed
Antichrist: An Enemy
No Atheist/Communist
Two Bible Mysteries
Unfolding 2 Mysteries
Pope Becomes Monarch
King with Three Crowns
Antichrist's All Power
'Signs and Wonders'
Signs, Wonders, Terror
All Deceivableness
Culmination: Parallel
Over Kings and Nations
Antichrist Exalts Self
Man of Sin
Christ Predicts Papacy
Antichrist: His Doom
The Likeness Fit?
What Think Ye?
Spurgeon on Antichrist


Antichrist’s Usurpation Over Kings and Nations


Antichrist makes a double usurpation. He vaults over the thrones of kings into the very throne of God.
Dr. Ian R. K. Paisley

‘Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.’ II Thess. 2:4.

Antichrist makes a double usurpation. He vaults over the thrones of kings into the very throne of God.

‘Binding up in one colossal jurisdiction things temporal and spiritual, the Pope stretched his sceptre over all the seats of human judicature, and sat with his feet on the necks of kings as well as of priests. He claimed it as his prerogative to judge all, but to be judged by none; to make laws, but to be subject to no law; thereby unconsciously vindicating his prophetic appellative ‘the lawless one.’ He has had himself depicted holding in one hand the ‘keys’ of spiritual authority, and in the other the sword of temporal power. He has taught that it ws fit that all princes should kiss his feet, and has extorted from not a few this act of obedience. He has inculcated on monarchs that sound orthodoxy requires them to hold their kingdoms as fiefs of the papal chair; and to keep alive in them this pious frame of mind, he has imposed on them and on their subjects the tax of Peter’s Pence. If still he discerned in them the risings of pride, this meek vicar of Christ has plucked the sceptre from their hand, kicked their crown with his pontifical foot, and transferred their dominion to some more devout and humble-minded neighbour. All this he has done ‘as set of God over the kingdoms and nations to plant and to pluck up — to build and to pull down — to make and to unmake kings.’ ‘Is not the king of England my bondslave?’ were words from the ‘great mouth.’ (Pope Boniface VIII to Philip, King of France.)

If the annals of the Papacy at this present hour are not illustrated by these solemn acts of pontifical justice, it is because the power and not the right is lacking.

Pope John Paul II claims all these powers over all the kings and rulers of the world but prudently postpones their exercise till the arrival of a happier day for the Papacy.

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