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PEDIGREES OF 2 PROPHETIC VIEWPOINTS

WITNESS TO THE FACT THAT THE PAPACY IS THE ANTICHRIST OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES; THAT IT IS A PRESENT REALITY AND NOT A FUTURE FICTION.

The BIGWIGS of Protestant Fundamentalism (and all the Lesser Wigs) repudiate the authorities named on the left below, and their valuable biblical prophetic Witness against the Roman Church and Papacy, because (say they), "They are only men, we cannot take their word." What, pray tell, about the authorities on the right? Are they winged oracles from Mt. Olympus?

Anyhow study the record below -- it will repay study.

TRUTH

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THE TEACHING THAT THE PAPACY IS THE ANTICHRIST IS AT LEAST 864 YEARS OLD!

To cite the early Church Fathers as authorities for the Futurity of Antichrist, as late as in this 20th century, is Jesuitical, is an Error, and is Unfair Teaching Practice. According to Dean Alford, "the Apostolic Fathers can hardly with fairness be cited for it, seeing that for them EVERYTHING WAS FUTURE"! ("The New Testament for English Readers," Vol. II, Part II, page 351.)

Hence the following POSITIVE-WITNESS PEDIGREE derived from undisputed Historical sources.

1100 A.D. The Waldenses, Pre-Reformation Protestants, in their creed and in their historic essay, "The Noble Lesson" (1120 A.D.), declare the Antichrist to be the Papacy-- the Dynasty of Popes-- as foretold by Scripture.

1183 A.D. Joachim Abbas, in his "Commentary on the Apocalypse" declared that "the harlot city reigning over the kings of the earth undoubtedly meant Rome" and that Antichrist "would probably issue out of the bosom of the Church."

1235-1253 A.D. Robert Grosthead, Bishop of Lincoln, "boldly proclaimed the Pope to be Antichrist."

1265-1321 A.D. Dante denounced the Church of Rome as the Babylon of the Apocalypse.

1380 A.D. Wycliff, "The Morning Star of the Reformation," declared the Papacy to be the Antichrist of Scripture.

AND SO--

1391 Walter Brute

1416 John Huss

1416 Jerome of Prague

1417 Lord Cobham

1522 Martin Luther

1524 Zwingli

1536 John Calvin

1543 Melancthon

1550 William Tyndale

1557 Heinrich Bullinger

1558 John Knox

1562 John Jewel

1571 David Chytraeus

1574 Augustin Marlorat

1586 John Foxe

1593 Lord Napier (Logarithms)

1607 Dent

1614 Taffin, Forbes

1615 Thomas Brightman

1642 Mede

1643 Pareus

1649 Roberts

1650 Holland

1654 Cotton

1654 Hume

1655 Tillinghast

1656 Guild, Stephens

1680 Durham, More

1687 Peter Jurieu

1689 Cressener, Marckius

1691 Sir Isaac Newton (Gravity)

1695 Vitringa

1697 Cradock

1701 Fleming

1706 Whiston

1720 Daubuz

1730 Lancaster, Roberts

1737 Lowman

1754 Bishop Newton

1757 Bengel

1773 Jonathan Edwards

1776 Gill

1794 Bichino

1802 Galloway

1805 Faber

1812 Cunninghame

1815 Frere

1834 Habershon

1836 Brooks

1843 T.R. Birks

1844 E.B. Elliott

1878 H.Grattan Guinness

1898 Jos. Tanner

1914 E.P. Cachemaille

1915 W. Baillie

1922 F.J. Peters

1925 A.L. Kensit

1927 Baron Porcelli

1943 John Crouse

1947 W.S. Bowden

1948 C. Hewitt

1948 B.F.C. Atkinson

1954 LeRoy Froom

1963 H.E. Barton

AND OTHERS

PEDIGREE IS 864 YEARS OLD IN 1964--

AT THE LEAST!

ERROR

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Two POSITIVE PRESENT WITNESSES to a criminal's identity are worth 1000 FUTURE NEGATIVE WITNESSES. Furthermore, the Futurist Suspect, after a 373-year chase and frequent disguise changes, never gets caught!

PEDIGREE OF FUTURE ANTICHRIST FABLE

BORN c. 1591 A.D.

Jesuit Francis de Ribera

Cardinal Bellarmine

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JUST ANOTHER ROMAN CATHOLIC ERROR FOR 221 YEARS

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1812 Emanual Lacunza (a.k.a. Rabbi Ben Ezra) 1812 1812 (published post-humously)

THEN, 1827 A.D., THE THEORY BECOMES CONVERTED TO THE PROTESTANT FAITH

Futurist Fable caught-on at first in Dublin

S.R. Maitland

James Todd

Newman (John Henry)

Burgh

The Oxford Tractators

Darby (Plymouth Brethren)

Edward Irving

M. Baxter

B.W. Newton

E.W. Bullinger

A. Burton

Sir R. (Superman) Anderson

I.A. Seiss

D.M. Stearns

Griffith Thomas

Dr. Gray

Wm. Pettingill

A. Gaebelein

C.I. Scofield

D. Panton

L. Sale Harrison

John Hunt

G. Winrod

K. Brooks

D. Barnhouse

H. Ironsides

McBirnie

Baumann

Chas. Fuller

DeHaan

Wyrtzen

Herbert Armstrong

L. Talbot

Oliver Green

Billy Graham

Bob Jones

Bill Rice

C.M. Ward

H.C. Estep

Carl McIntire

Noel Smith

Dr. W. Beirnes

AND A HOST OF OTHER FUTURIST FUNDAMENTALIST GRANDCHILDREN

PEDIGREE ONLY 373 YEARS OLD IN 1964 AT THE MOST!

BUT FROM 1827 TO 1964 IS 137 YEARS -- ITS TRUE AGE AS A PROTESTANT DOGMA!

Excerpt from the Old-Fashioned Prophecy Magazine, Vol. VII, No. 1, January-February, 1965, Eric C. Peters, Editor. pp. 14, 15.

My elderly aunt gave me a collection of these old magazines, long out of print. They are fascinating as an example of Protestant polemics and of a viewpoint shared by many Americans in the mid-20th century.





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