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.
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.
1391 Walter Brute
1416 John Huss
1416 Jerome of Prague
1417 Lord Cobham
1522 Martin Luther
1536 John Calvin
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)
1614 Taffin, Forbes
1615 Thomas Brightman
1656 Guild, Stephens
1680 Durham, More
1687 Peter Jurieu
1689 Cressener, Marckius
1691 Sir Isaac Newton (Gravity)
1730 Lancaster, Roberts
1754 Bishop Newton
1773 Jonathan Edwards
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
PEDIGREE IS 864 YEARS OLD IN 1964--
AT THE LEAST!
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
JUST ANOTHER ROMAN CATHOLIC ERROR FOR 221 YEARS
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
Newman (John Henry)
The Oxford Tractators
Darby (Plymouth Brethren)
Sir R. (Superman) Anderson
L. Sale Harrison
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.